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‘Oprah + Viola’: Netflix Announces Special Celebrating the Life and Career of Viola Davis

April 8, 2022   No Comment   News & Announcements

The forty-eight minute special arrives in celebration of the actress’s upcoming memoir. Viola Davis is undoubtedly one of the great actresses of her generation, if not of modern cinema entirely. With an Emmy, two Tonys, a Golden Globe, four SAG Awards, and an Oscar under her belt, she’s proven her prowess and talent again and again […]

The First Lady Pulls Back the White House Curtain

There’s a scene in the 2016 film Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, in which the first lady takes a group of reporters through the East Wing, an area of the White House that up until then had been cut off from the public. When producer Cathy Schulman saw this moment, in which Kennedy points out where the first […]

Viola Davis Is Releasing A Memoir

July 21, 2021   No Comment   News & Announcements

If there’s one woman in Hollywood who will always leave you with a good word and an inspirational story it’s Viola Davis. Whether sharing her experiences growing up poor in Rhode Island or the discrimination she’s faced as a Black woman in Hollywood, Davis has always been an open book and now she’s releasing her […]

Oscar Winner Viola Davis to Speak at Loyola Marymount University’s Commencement

July 1, 2021   No Comment   News & Announcements

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will be the keynote speaker at Loyola Marymount University’s 109th commencement next month at SoFi Stadium. LMU’s undergraduate, graduate and LMU Loyola Law School Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be recognized at the July 31 ceremony. “Ms. Davis’ journey as actor and activist — filled with integrity and purpose — […]

Viola Davis Brings Ethereal Glamour to the 2021 Oscars in White Alexander McQueen Gown

April 26, 2021   No Comment   News & Announcements talked with Viola’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart about why they chose the color white and the process that went into Viola’s look for last night’s Oscars. The star’s Oscar nomination for her performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom broke her own record as the most nominated Black actress ever at the Academy Awards Viola Davis […]

Comedy Series In Works At Hulu From Jeremy Hsu, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon’s JuVee Prods.

April 20, 2021   No Comment   News & Announcements

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions has set comedy Unf$?%ables (working title) at Hulu for development. Co-written by Jeremy Hsu (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) loosely inspired by his own experiences, Unf$?%ables is set in the world of dating. There’s the dating pool, and there’s the bottom of it…meet two best friends who, against their wishes, live there full time…an Asian American male and an African […]

Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

April 20, 2021   No Comment   News & Announcements

Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “Viola has inspired our company with her incredible grit and determination, and we cannot wait to celebrate her successes, strong character and wonderful talent,” said Jessica Moore, the group’s president, in a statement. Davis is scheduled to be honored […]

With her record-breaking Best Actress nod, Viola Davis proves she’s Oscar royalty

Davis’ performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom cements her as the most Oscar-nominated Black actress ever. All she wanted was a Coca-Cola. In one of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom‘s most telling scenes, the titular singer — played with fierce, queenly self-possession by Viola Davis — demands a cold soda from the white producers so eager to harness her sound on a […]

Viola Davis Co-Hosted Women in Film’s Virtual Oscar Party Featuring 52 Nominees

April 2, 2021   No Comment   News & Announcements

Nominated again this year, Davis joined co-host Cathy Schulman, onetime president of the organization, for the gathering that celebrated all the female nominees in the Oscar race. Oscar party season is here — virtually, anyway. Last weekend, Women in Film Los Angeles hosted its 14th annual Oscar Nominees party which featured 52 female nominees from […]

2021 Oscars Nominations

March 15, 2021   No Comment   News & Announcements

The most awaited award nominations are finally out and our precious Viola Davis received one in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. The movie also received nominations for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Production Design. Chadwick Boseman was also nominated for Best Actor in […]