The struggle of feeling comfortable enough to wear your natural hair in the workplace is a dilemma that many black women know all too well. Just ask Viola Davis.
It was yet another star-studded evening in California on Sunday, as the industry’s most respected entertainers stepped out for the 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards. Taking place at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the ceremony benefitted the Motion Picture & Television Fund — a charitable organization dedicated to providing various resources amongst the entertainment community — and was hosted by James Corden for the third year in a row.
Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performances in “Fences” at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Viola Davis isn’t blinded by the glamour and the flashing bulbs at major events like the Oscars. “Right now, I see the red carpet as a challenge in remaining my authentic self and trying the best I can to enjoy it and get through it,” the Academy Award winner told Yahoo Style. While the Best Actress in a Supporting Role posed for pictures at first wearing red Stuart Weitzman platform pumps, she quickly switched into shoes that wouldn’t give her blisters.
We are days aways from the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are already aligning on various red carpets, including for Alfre Woodard’s Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree.
The always low-key Keri Russell makes her way into the ballroom with Matthew Rhys. With five minutes until showtime, Keri Russell used her partner, Matthew Rhys, as a human shield on her way into the ceremony. In the ballroom, J.J. Abrams showed Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataki a photo on his phone and it appeared to be of his kids.
On Wednesday, Fences actress Viola Davis appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. While one highlight of her appearance was her friendly participation in a “Best Friends Challenge,” which Davis and Fallon both failed to win, we couldn’t help but notice how even and smooth her skin was.
Viola Davis proved she doesn't care what anyone thinks by wearing workout clothes to a Sirius XM appearance promoting her new film Fences — and we love her for it.
Viola Davis has opened up in an interview with 'Essence' about her frustrating experiences with hairstylists handling her hair incorrectly.
Lauren Bacall, 1952 Bacall attended with husband – who picked up an Oscar for his role in the African Queen – wearing gorgeous soft waves that, in the days before on-call glam squads, she may have set herself. (Photo: Getty)
Think your beauty peak is when you are young and fresh-faced? Not so fast. As these stars demonstrate, getting older just might mean looking better than ever.
Viola Davis' multi-faceted career has proven there is no medium this actress cannot succeed at. She earned two Tony awards for her work in the theatre, received two Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominations for the films The Help, and Doubt, and, now that she has moved to television in Shonda Rhimes new production How to Get Away With Murder, she's poised to conquer the small screen as well. She's just nabbed her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for the show. No wonder Time magazine named her one of "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2012.