On last year’s cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue—that annual Annie Leibovitz photo in which the country’s hottest actors use each other as sexy, well-dressed furniture—20 percent of those photographed were people of color, 100 percent were under 50, 60 percent were men, and 33 percent of the men were Miles Teller…
Susan Sarandon is having a Helen Mirren moment.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Viola Davis weighed in on the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees. “The problem is not with the Oscars, the problem is with the Hollywood movie-making system,” Davis said.
Elle’s 2016 Women in TV issue features three women of color on the cover, proving that when you actually put diversity onscreen, it ripples nicely into other arenas. Who woulda thought?
There’s not much to say about Aretha Franklin’s jaw- and fur-dropping performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” last night during the Kennedy Center Honors that can’t be better described by the reactions from audience members like Barack and Michelle Obama, Viola Davis, Gina Rodriguez, Kerry Washington,…
During a Tuesday night speech a the Stuart House, a Los Angeles-area nonprofit that serves children who have been sexually assaulted, Viola Davis gave a truly moving speech about the impact that sexual assault had her own family.
Glamour held its annual women of the year awards Monday night, and it was apparently verklempt with empowerment.
The various dramatic plotlines on How to Get Away With Murder are always juicy, but we are waiting with bated breath for the show to answer one of the juiciest of all: what will happen to the relationship between Wes and Annalise? Two popular fan theories provide the most intrigue: all that tension between Wes and…
On September 20, How to Get Away with Murder’s Viola Davis became the first woman of color in herstory to win an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama. “Let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity,” she said in her impassioned acceptance speech. “You cannot…
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, Viola Davis explained the origins of the Harriet Tubman quote in her historical Emmys speech, describing it as “militant.”
Viola Davis made history on Sunday evening as the first woman of color to ever win Outstanding Actress in a drama series for her role in How to Get Away with Murder.
At the National Women’s History Museum’s fourth annual Women Making History Brunch, Viola Davis gave an inspiring speech about being able to represent women of color through her work. “I understand that acting is not rocket science. I do. But I do feel that it’s an important art form,” said Davis. “It is my mission in…
September is here and that means Shonda Rhimes and her 50-11 ABC television shows are returning. Are you ready for Olivia and hot, brooding Fitz, Annalise and hot, brooding Frank, Jesse Williams, Jesse Williams and more Jesse Williams? Of course you are!
As Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Tatiana Maslany and more celebrate their Emmy nominations, Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson is like ‘What the fuck, man?’
Great news for Viola Davis fans and bad news for people exhausted with slave movies: Davis is officially starring as Harriet Tubman in an HBO biopic.
Yesterday, Madonna, while making the rounds to promote her Rebel Heart album, stopped by Sirius XM's Stern Show and got to talking about moving to New York in the late '70s and rape she experienced during her first year there.
Last night on How to Get Away With Murder, Viola Davis' first season as television's best defense attorney Annalise Keating ended with a bang—or rather a choke—and left everyone screaming. I, alternatively, just clapped for the fabulous performances and masterfully hidden culprit. Honestly, I'm still kind of mad I…
Sad news: Scandal is on a break this week. Good news if you're still watching it: There's a two-hour season finale of How to Get Away with Murder. Will Annalise help get Nate off? Is Rebecca guilty? (Y/N).
Viola Davis already acts her ass off on How to Get Away with Murder, so it's a smart move pairing her with Cicely Tyson, who masterfully played Annalise Keating's mom on Thursday night's How to Get Away with Murder. The most intense moment in the episode was a scene where they addressed rape and molestation.
Let it be known that Viola Davis kills speeches in real life, too.