Viola Davis is about to take her place in Hollywood history.
Hollywood Walk of Fame producer and VP of media relations Ana Martinez just announced that the lauded actress will receive a star on January 5. Davis’ ceremony will be the first of 2017.
First star of the new year will be for actress Viola Davis who will be honored on January 5. See https://t.co/XhICVh9yXQ for more details.
— Ana Martinez (@wofstargirl) December 19, 2016
Davis will add a Hollywood star to her long list of acting accolades, most recently earning nominations from a slew of organizations for her upcoming role in Fences.
The woman slays in multiple mediums. She’s won an Emmy for her starring role in ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, two Tony Awards for her characters in Broadway’s Fences and King Hedley II. She also has a collection of SAG, Critics Choice, People’s Choice and Drama Desk awards.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Walk of Fame, first announced in 2012 that Davis was among a list of entertainment professionals who had been selected to receive stars in 2013. No word on why it took four years to make it happen. …But better late than never.
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