Viola Davis

Grammy Awards 2023: Viola Davis becomes an EGOT

Davis completed her collection by winning best audio book for her autobiography Finding Me.

"I wrote this book to honour the six-year-old Viola," said the star. "To honour her life, her joy, her trauma, everything."

The star won the best supporting actress Oscar in 2016 for Fences.

Her Emmy Award recognised the TV drama How to Get Away with Murder, and she has two Tony Awards for her theatre work - featured actress in a play for King Hedley II (2001) and lead actress in a play for Fences (2010).

Viola Davis responds to critics of her Michelle Obama portrayal

Some viewers said Davis was overly pursing her lips, with many complaining her facial expressions were distracting and insulting.

Speaking to BBC News, Davis said it is "incredibly hurtful when people say negative things about your work".

Criticism, she acknowledged, was an "occupational hazard" of acting.

"How do you move on from the hurt, from failure?" the 56-year-old asked. "But you have to. Not everything is going to be an awards-worthy performance."

Viola Davis seen as Michelle Obama in First Lady's first trailer

First Lady, which will air later this year, will explore the lives of the women married to three US presidents.

The 10-part series will also star Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt.

It is described as a "revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House".

Davis won an Oscar in 2017 for Fences, and is also known for the films The Help, Widows and Suicide Squad, and the TV show How to Get Away with Murder.

Will Gompertz reviews film with Chadwick Boseman & Viola Davis

It has been reported that Kanye West stipulates Versace towels being on hand at all times, and his missus insists the carpet is ironed. Apparently, Madonna wants a brand new loo seat wherever and whenever she goes, and Van Halen's 53-page "rider" is said to list pickled herring, KY Jelly and M&Ms with all the brown ones removed (to check the venue is paying attention to the tiny details).

Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in Showtime series

The premium cable network has ordered one-hour drama "First Ladies" from Viola Davis' JuVee Productions that would star the Oscar winner as former first lady Michelle Obama.

The focus of the first season, which will "peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of these enigmatic women," according to Showtime, will revolve around Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford.

The other two main characters have not yet been cast.