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

April 20, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

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 & Articles

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 […]


Viola Davis on ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and Black Artists Being the ‘Leftovers’ In Hollywood

April 16, 2021   No Comment   Interviews, News & Articles

As accomplished as Academy Award winner Viola Davis is in the industry, she still feels the unfair comparisons and judgments for the roles she chooses. “It’s so hard to get films made that don’t fit a certain box of how they see us,” Davis tells Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast. “Inclusivity cannot be a hashtag. You’ve […]


Viola Davis’s Key Beauty Secret: “At Some Point, It’s Not Conceited and It’s Not Egotistical to Love Oneself”

Viola Davis is obsessed with taking baths. She’s so obsessed, in fact, that the L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman applies her entire nighttime skin care routine while soaking. She tells me this casually while on the phone just two weeks before the 2021 Oscars, where she’s up for Best Actress for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Though […]


Actress Viola Davis On The Beauty Of Aging And The Importance Of Apologizing To Her Daughter

The name Viola Davis is synonymous with incomparable talent, wisdom that can’t be measured, and of course, great skin. So it’s only right that the star is the latest face of beauty brand powerhouse, L’Oréal, joining its long list of celebrity ambassadors that are declaring “you’re worth it.” ESSENCE was able to (virtually) sit down with the […]


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 & Articles

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 & Articles

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 […]


Viola Davis Honored With AAFCA Icon Award

March 14, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

Oscar winner Viola Davis will receive the Icon Award from the African American Film Critics Assn. during the 12th annual AAFCA awards on April 7. Previous recipients of AAFCA’s Icon Award are Sidney Poitier and Kenya Barris. Announcing the honor, AAFCA president Gil Robertson said: “Viola Davis has excelled in every single format available to an actor. She’s a […]