Viola Davis Gave An Impassioned Acceptance Speech, But It Had Nothing To Do With Politics

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Viola Davis surprised the crowd when she didn’t mention politics or President Trump as she gave an impassioned acceptance speech at the Academy Awards Sunday night.

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The actress, who starred in an advertisement for Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign, got emotional on stage.

“I became an artist, and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life,” Davis said.

Kaitlan Collins

White House Correspondent


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