The Academy Awards are always filled with history-making moments, and this year was no different.
According to Buzzfeed, Viola Davis not only took home her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences, she also made acting history at the award show on Sunday, Feb. 26.
The win launched her into the exclusive “triple crown” of acting club, says the Huffington Post, a group of now 23 actors who have each won “at least one competitive acting award at the Oscars, the Emmys and the Tonys.”
However, HuffPost says Davis is the first black woman to achieve such a feat. Her previous accolades that contribute to her now elite status include a 2015 Emmy for her role in How to Get Away With Murder, reports HuffPost, as well as two Tonys: “first in 2001 for her work in ‘King Hedley II‘ and then again in 2010 for her work in the Broadway rendition of ‘Fences.'”
Well deserved, Viola!