Showing posts with label VIOLA DAVIS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VIOLA DAVIS. Show all posts

Monday, April 16, 2018

THE VARIETY'S POWER OF WOMEN: NEW YORK FETE

Viola Davis



Tina Fey



Emily Blunt



Alicia Keys




Alicia Keys along with Emily Blunt, Tina Fey and Viola Davis were photographed at Variety's Power Of Women: New York at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City the other day.


Friday, April 06, 2018

VIOLA DAVIS & JULIUS TENNON 'THE LAST DEFENSE'

Viola Davis



ABC will screen the first episode of documentary series “The Last Defense,” from executive producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, XCON Productions and Lincoln Square Productions, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on FRIDAY, APRIL 27. The seven-episode docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of multiple death row cases. This first hour of a three-hour-arc takes a look at the case of Julius Jones, a star college athlete convicted of shooting a father of two at point-blank range as his attorneys race against the clock to get him a new trial before his execution date is set.



Previously announced in June 2017, “The Last Defense” will look at cases from all angles returning to the scene of the crime, re-interview witnesses and delve beyond the details of the crime and court proceedings to take a deep look into the personal stories of the subjects, seeking to trace the path that led them to their place on Death Row. With incisive, compelling storytelling, “The Last Defense” gives voice to those who can no longer be heard.



“The Last Defense” executive produced by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon for JuVee Productions, Christine Connor and Lee Beckett for XCON Productions, Vanessa Potkin and Aida Leisenring for Lincoln Square Productions to air on the ABC Television Network.


Monday, January 30, 2017

VIOLA DAVIS ON RED CARPET WITH E! @ SAG AWARDS

Viola Davis



E! NEWS -- Viola Davis revealed all at the 2017 SAG Awards. Davis, who is nominated for her work in Fences, didn't hold anything back when she and her husband Julius Tennon stopped to talk to E! News' Giuliana Rancic, from Jacuzzi parties with Octavia Spencer to her secret to surviving the red carpet.


"So far it's tame, my feet are OK," she said about her red carpet experience. "I sprayed a little thing on my toe to numb my pain. I got it online."


It's called Still Standing, she said, and "that's why I'm still standing." Davis opened her purse and showed off her other award show secrets: her slippers.


"If I had some prosecco in there it'd be perfect," she said.


Davis has made it no secret that she's a fan of prosecco and hitting the hot tub after a long day and she said her The Help costar and friend Spencer called her up to get in on that action.


"She called us at the last minute and was like ‘Girl, I need to get into the hot tub.' We said, ‘Yeah sure, come on over!'"


Davis is nominated for her work in Fences, she also received an Oscar nomination, her third time up for an Academy Awards. She said Fences has hit because it's relatable.


"I just feel like Fences is a story of my people, of my father, of my mother. And they were not people who invented anything. They are not people who will be in any history books, they were average everyday people who are just living their lives," she said. "I always say as an artist if you're breathing, your story deserves to be told. That's what August Wilson did…It's so universal. That's what I love about it."


Davis is known for her award show speeches, but there's nothing planned for tonight.


"I showed you my purse," she said. "I've got still standing…I've got nothing. I'm not saving the world tonight. I'm drinking."



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

STARS COME OUT FOR SCREENING OF TRUST

Chris Henry Coffey With David Schwimmer


Catherine Keener


Brandon Molale


Noah Emmerich


Jon Mack


Clive Owen


Zoe Buckman With David Schwimmer


Chris Henry Coffey


Liana Liberato


Spencer Curnutt


Viola Davis



Viola Davis along with Liana Liberato, Jon Mack, Chris Henry Coffey, Spencer Curnutt and others attended The Los Angeles Red Carpet Screening of TRUST at the Director's Guild of America Theatre in Los Angeles, California.



Photos By: RD / Kenney / Retna Digital

Sunday, January 25, 2009

OPRAH WINFREY ON NOMINATED VIOLA DAVIS

Oprah Winfrey



Television talk show host, Oprah Winfrey is facing off with the actress who took the role she wanted to play in Doubt, just a day after her Oscar nomination was announced.The occasional actress Winfrey lobbied director John Patrick Shanley for the role of Mrs. Miller in the movie, but he turned her down in favor of Viola Davis, who was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Thursday. The two stars came face to face on Oprah's show on Friday, when Winfrey revealed the actress’ portrayal of a desperate mom was "brilliant". She told Davis, "I got such chills when you first entered the screen… I started to cry because I thought, ‘Really, the person who deserved it most got this role.’" And proving further she had no hard feelings, Winfrey added, "When I filled out my nomination ballot, you were the first person I put on the ballot."
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Photos By: Sara De Boer/Retna