Viola Davis wins Best Supporting Actress at Golden Globes, briefly addresses Donald Trump win backstage
10 January 2017 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Beverly Hills, CA, United States (4E) – Viola Davis won the best supporting actress award during the Golden Globes 2017 for her performance on “Fences” and during her acceptance speech, she talked about her father then talked about Donald Trump backstage.
First, Davis talked about her father who was born in 1936 and only finished fifth-grade education so he groomed horses and did not know how to read until he was 15. She said that August Wilson’s “Fences” flick was able to share the story of her father although the story was not based on him.
When she was asked about Trump backstage, regarding the progress of the United States, she said, “I will, believe it or not, remove Trump from the equation. Because I feel that it's bigger than him. I believe that it is our responsibility to uphold what it is to be an American. And what America is about, and the true meaning of what it means to pursue the American dream.”
She added that she thinks America has been an affirmation but after the elections, she thinks that the Americans have fallen short a lot. She said that there is no way that the American people can have anyone in office that is not an extension of the U.S. belief system.
Aside from winning the best supporting actress award and talking about Trump, Davis also introduced actress Meryl Streep , who was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the event.
Streep also talked about Trump although she did not name him. She said of the time that Trump mocked a disabled reported, "It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can't get it out of my head because it wasn't in a movie; it was real life. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose."
Trump did not react on Davis’ statement but reacted on Streep calling him out. He called Street an over-rated actress in his latest tweet.
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