The start of 2017 has been an amazing year for actress Viola Davis. She recently won her first Oscar, now making her an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award winner, and the accolades continue to pour in.

According to the Harvard Gazette, Viola Davis has been named Harvard’s 2017 Artist of the Year. She will be awarded Harvard Foundation’s arts medal on March 4th during the 32nd Annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.

S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation said, “The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are delighted to present the acclaimed television and film artist Viola Davis with the 2017 Artist of the Year award. Our student committee praised her outstanding contributions to American and international film and theater.

Counter continued to praise her for all of the recent awards she has won.

She has been recognized for her work alongside Denzel Washington in “Fences” both on Broadway, and the film adaption, which earned her the Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress.” As well as her role on the hit television show, “How To Get Away With Murder.”

Davis also started off the year with a bang by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Congrats to Viola Davis on all of her success.



Actress Viola Davis named Harvard Artist of the Year

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