Viola Davis, 2017 Golden Globes, Arrivals

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Viola Davis is officially a Golden Globe winner!

The actress just picked up her first award at the 2017 Golden Globes on Sunday for her work in Fences. While the actress had been nominated four previous times for her incredible work over the years, this is surprisingly her first win!

"This is my fifth nomination...I took all the pictures, I went to the luncheon," she joked. "But it's right on time."

Davis beat out Moonlight's Naomie Harris, Lion's Nicole Kidman, Hidden Figures' Octavia Spencer and Manchester By the Sea's Michelle Williams to win the award.

During her acceptance speech the actress thanked the people who believed in Fences

"It's not everyday that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen," Davis said. "It doesn't scream money maker, you know? But it does scream art. It does scream heart."

Viola Davis, Golden Globes 2017


The actress also gave a shout-out to her Fences co-star Denzel Washington.

"Denzel, you know, I'm a friend and a fan," Davis said. "Thank you for being an extraordinary leader, great actor, great director. Thank you for saying 'trust me' and 'remember the love.'"

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