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Viola Davis makes history as first black actress to earn 3 Oscar nominations

Viola Davis was nominated for her third Academy Award nomination on Tuesday, becoming the most-nominated black actress in Oscar history. Davis received a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role of Rose Maxson in Fences. The actress earned her first Best Supporting Actress nomination in 2008 for Doubt, and a Best Actress nomination in 2011 for The Help.
“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you, Denzel, for being at the helm!”
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