- The Washington Times - Monday, February 27, 2017

Best supporting actress winner Viola Davis said in the press room after the Oscars ceremony that she was “overwhelmed” by her award for the film “Fences.” 

Miss Davis, previously nominated for “The Help” and “Doubt,” spoke of growing up in poverty.

“I just wanted to be good at something,” she said, tearing up amid questions from reporters.

Asked by a reporter what she liked about being a black woman, the 51-year-old said, “Everything.”

“Sometimes I don’t like being the spokesperson all the time, but so be it,” she said. “I’m sort of loving me,” she said, to a round of applause.

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