On Tuesday the nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards were announced, and one of the nominees has broken a new record with her nomination.

According to Vibe, Viola Davis is now the first African American actress to earn three Oscar nominations in a lifetime.

She was recently nominated for “Best Supporting Actress,” for her role as Rose Maxson in her most recent film “Fences,” alongside Denzel Washington.

She previously earned an Oscar nomination for her role in the 2008 film “Doubt,” and also for her role in the 2011 box office hit, “The Help.”

She was previously tied with Whoppi Goldberg for two Oscar Nominations in a lifetime. Goldberg was nominated for her roles in the classic films “The Color Purple” and “Ghost,” which she won for “Best Supporting Actress.”

Davis also made history back in 2015 when she became the first African American actress to win the award for “Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series,” for her role in the hit ABC series, “How To Get Away With Murder.”

 

Congrats to Viola Davis on her Oscar nomination and for breaking a new record.

 

Source: http://www.vibe.com/2017/01/viola-davis-2017-oscar-nomination/

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