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Viola Davis's Best Supporting Actress Speech at Oscars 2017

It's Hard Not to Cry Along With Viola Davis During Her Tearful Oscars Speech

Viola Davis is now an Oscar winner! On Sunday night, she took home the best supporting actress trophy for her brilliant work in Fences (which she also won a Tony for), and her passionate, tearful speech had everyone in the audience (and at home) getting emotional. After profusely thanking Fences playwright August Wilson and costar Denzel Washington, Davis gushed about her family. "To Dan and Mary Alice Davis, who were and are the center of my universe, the people who taught me good or bad how to fail, how to love, how to hold, how to lose," she said of her parents, before directing her gaze at husband Julius Tennon. "You teach me every day how to live and how to love. I'm so glad you are the foundation of my life."

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