Viola Davis is one of the most popular black actresses in Hollywood, and she earned a nomination for her role as the titular character in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
The 55-year-old movie star wore a multi-coloured off-shoulder Ankara gown, looking every bit the glamourous screen icon that she is.
Davis is the first African-American to achieve what is referred to as the "Triple Crown of Acting". This is because she has won an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards.
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In 2020, she was ranked ninth on The New York Times list of 'The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century'. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon
Davis is married to Julius Tennon, and they are both founders of the production company, JuVee Productions. Her film credits include Traffic (2000), Doubt (2008), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Knight and Day (2010), The Help (2011), Suicide Squad (2016), and Fences (2016).
See more photos of her donning the Nigerian attire below: