I added to the gallery HD screencaptures of Viola Davis from the second season of “How to get away with murder”. Take a look and enjoy!
Two videos of Viola Davis during the Oscars have now been added to the site: one interview on the red carpet and her presenting speech of the Humanitarian Award. Enjoy!
Although she sadly did not win, as I personally would have expected her to, Viola Davis amazed everyone at the Oscars 2021 when she showed up in a custom Alexander McQueen gown which she matched with Forevermark Jewelry, Stuart Weitzman sandals and a Jimmy Choo ‘Venus’ clutch. Enjoy the HQ photos I found and added to the gallery!
Last friday, Viola Davis visited the Pre-Oscar Lounge of EON Mist Sanitizer. Take a look at the HQ photos in our gallery and enjoy!
People.com 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 showed off high-fashion gowns from the comfort of her home throughout award season, but for tonight’s Academy Awards, she brought her bold style aesthetic to the red carpet.
While the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom nominee, 55, has been leaning into bright colors throughout the season, she went back to basics at the Oscars, wearing a flowing white Alexander McQueen gown with a cutout bodice design and Forevermark diamond drop earrings on the red carpet in Los Angeles.
Stylist Elizabeth Stewart told PEOPLE that they specifically chose white since everyone was expecting Davis to wear color, sharing that the beaded gown was designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
“I could wallpaper my living room with her beautiful sketches, each more beautiful than the last. Viola loves her work and we had dreamed over the years about asking her to make a dress,” Stewart said of Burton. “Viola’s only direction was white, but she saw the beading technique on the runway in a black top and asked for that to be worked in.”
The stylist also revealed that what looked to be skin-baring cut-outs on the red carpet were actually an illusion: “It’s actually a corset dyed to match Viola’s skin tone, achieved by trying about 20 swatches and also with the help of her makeup artist Autumn Moultrie, who gave the atelier makeup base colors she uses on Viola,” she explained. “The skirt is a very light chiffon to offset the heavy beading of the corset top.”
Davis kept her makeup look natural to give a luminous, glowy effect while rocking her natural coils in a pompadour-style up-do.
I was starting to fill in caps of Viola Davis’ projects and I thought, “what’s better than starting from the most famous?” so here we go, starting now I’ll be adding HD Screencaptures of HTGAWM. Enjoy!
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 American female, best friends who are determined to no longer be deemed ?unf***able.”
Hsu co-executive produces. John Strauss (David Makes Man) is co-writing with Hsu and serves as executive producer and showrunner. Davis, Tennon and Andrew Wang executive produce for JuVee Prods. ABC Signature is the studio.
“We are really excited for this show. Jeremy Hsu and John Struss have created a show that at its core is truthful, funny, charming, and heartfelt, a perfect fit for JuVee as we expand our comedy brand featuring people of color,” said Davis and Tennon.
Added Wang, JuVee’s Head of TV Development and Production: “At JuVee Productions, we aspire to bring diverse voices and stories to the screen in a way that is fresh, compelling, and always entertaining. Jeremy and John’s honest and funny take on modern dating is a natural fit, and we’re thrilled to be working with ABC Signature to bring this story to the screen.”
Unf$?%ables stems from the overall deal JuVee had with ABC Signature. Under that pact, JuVee also developed comedy Black Don’t Crack, which recently received a pilot order at ABC.
Written by Regina Hicks, Black Don’t Crack revolves around three sorority sisters (Sherri Shepherd, Essence Atkins, Tisha Campbell) who lost touch after college and reunite at a pivotal moment in their lives.
“We created JuVee to facilitate the stories of the voiceless and underserved,” Davis and Tennon said. “Regina Hicks’ Black Don’t Crack beautifully fits into our mission. It is a powder keg of talent, humor, sisterhood, and surprising poignancy. We believe when the right material meets the right talent, right time, and studio, you have won gold. We are grateful for ABC Signature in their constant support for both these shows that really speak to the heart of who JuVee is.”
Founded in 2011 by Davis and Tennon, JuVee Prods. currently has a first-look film and TV deal with Amazon Studios. JuVee’s award-winning documentary Giving Voice recently premiered on Netflix. JuVee serves as executive producer on Showtime’s The First Lady; Davis stars as Michelle Obama in the anthology series, which is currently in production. JuVee is repped by CAA, the Lasher Group, and attorney James M. Feldman of Lichter Grossman Nichols.
Strauss executive produces the Peabody Award-winning series David Makes Man, which airs on OWN and streams on HBO Max. He previously worked on Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle.
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 April 22 in an online ceremony that will include a roast, a discussion and a speech from Davis as she is presented with her ceremonial pudding pot. Because of the pandemic, the event will not include its traditional parade through the streets of Cambridge.
“We’re very excited to honor Viola Davis as our 71st Woman of the Year because of her immense impact in Hollywood, especially in such a historic and difficult year for the arts,” said Natalie Needle, the event coordinator and producer.
In March, Davis became the Oscars’ most nominated Black female actor ever when she landed her fourth nomination, this one for her lead role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
The film, based on an August Wilson play, is set around a recording session in 1920s Chicago as a blues band awaits the arrival of Ma Rainey. The movie also includes the final performance from actor Chadwick Boseman, who died last year of cancer.
Davis won an Academy Award for her appearance in the 2016 film “Fences,” a role she originated in a 2001 Broadway revival that landed her a Tony Award. The Oscar win made her the first Black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony for acting.
She won her Emmy in 2015 for her role in “How To Get Away With Murder,” and she has another Tony win for her role in “King Hedley II.”
The Hasty Pudding award has been handed out annually since 1951 to people who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Previous Hasty Pudding winners include Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn and Helen Mirren. Elizabeth Banks was last year’s recipient.
The gallery has also been updated with HQ Digital Scans of Viola Davis in the EW issue of the Oscars. Enjoy!
Thanks to my friend Jay, I added HQ Digital Scans of W Magazine featuring Viola Davis and her family. Take a look and enjoy!