Oscar 2017: Viola Davis wins 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role,' completes 'triple crown of acting'

| Updated: Feb 27, 2017 14:21 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Oscar, this year, is not so white, at least that's how the night started! After Mahershala Ali wins 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role', it's now Viola Davis, who bagged the golden statuette for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' for 'Fences.' In a heart-felt acceptance speech, the actress said, "I became an artist because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life," leaving everyone in the audience teary-eyed. With this, Davis becomes the 23rd person to complete the so-called triple crown of acting, which is the term used to describe actors and actresses who have won at least one competitive acting award at the Oscars, the Emmys and the Tonys. She is the first black woman or man to do so. Prior to 'Fences,' she had won an Emmy in 2015 for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series' for her work on 'How to Get Away with Murder' and two Tony Awards, first in 2001 for her work in 'King Hedley II' and then again in 2010 for her work in the Broadway rendition of 'Fences.' (ANI)