Viola Davis is about to be honored at Cannes this month with the 2022 Ladies In Movement Award, to be offered by the competition in partnership with world luxurious group Kering.
As famous by a press launch saying the award ceremony, “Davis is likely one of the few Hollywood personalities to have gained a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, 4 SAG Awards, and what Hollywood calls the Triple Crown of Performing: two Tony Awards, an Oscar, and an Emmy, for her roles within the stage play ‘King Hedley II,’ ‘Fences’ and its exceptional movie adaptation, and the TV collection ‘ Get Away with Homicide.’”
The award will acknowledge Davis not only for her achievements as an actor and producer, but additionally for her activism — as a part of the Me Too motion, in calling out the historic underrepresentation and marginalization of individuals of colour and particularly Black girls within the artistic industries, and her work combating poverty and little one starvation.
Along with her Finest Supporting Actress Oscar for “Fences,” Davis has obtained nominations for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside,” “Doubt,” and “The Assist.” Since founding her personal manufacturing firm, JuVee Productions, together with her husband Julius Tennon, she has produced movies resembling “Troop Zero” and Gina Prince-Bythewood’s upcoming “The Lady King,” through which she additionally stars.
Final month, Davis additionally revealed her memoir, “Discovering Me.”
Since 2015, the Ladies in Movement program has acknowledged inspirational figures within the movie business, rewarding and highlighting girls’s creativity and contributions to tradition via its award and a collection of talks. Earlier winners of the award embody Jane Fonda, Gong Li, and Salma Hayek.