Watch: Viola Davis Receives Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

Published: Thursday 6th Dec 2018 by David

Viola Davis‘ contributions to culture and the arts were honoured at the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment 2018 event this week.

There, she received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award and used her acceptance speech to highlight the highs and lows of her field and encourage her peers to look deeper and see more when creating characters for actors of African descent.

The speech was powerful to say the least.

Enjoy below…


Davis’ acceptance speech also highlighted the epic work she is building with her husband Julius Tennon at their JuVee Productions empire.

Unfamiliar with said work?

What did you make of the speech?

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