Davis honored with the Harvard foundation 2017 ‘Artist of the Year’ award, recently, at Harvard’s Cultural Rhythms Festival in Cambridge.
“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are delighted to present the acclaimed television and film artist Viola Davis with the ‘2017 Artist of the Year Award’” said Gazette, S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation
“Our student committee praised her outstanding contributions to American and international film and theater. She recently received the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and British Academy of Films and Television Arts awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s play ‘Fences’,” Counter added.
Viola Davis received ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at this year’s Oscars, for ‘Fences’ and also bagged Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA awards for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of ‘ Fences’, an August Wilson play.