Sarah Terry
January 05, 2017 5:32 pm
CHRIS DELMAS / Getty

Just in time for awards season, Viola Davis got her Walk of Fame star — and we couldn’t be more excited for her. The How to Get Away with Murder and Fences star constantly wows us both on TV and in film. Frankly, we’re surprised it took this long for her to get a star. But the most awesome things come to those who wait. Because not only did Viola have her family with her to celebrate, but Meryl Streep presented her with the star.

Viola Davis looked fabulously giddy as she accepted her star on the Walk of Fame.

CHRIS DELMAS / Getty
Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty

We don’t blame Viola for being excited, because this is a HUGE deal. Viola’s career spans two decades in film and TV. She stars in a wide range of awesome projects like Doubt and The Help. In 2015, she won an Emmy for her work in How to Get Away with Murder, and this year, she’s nominated for a number of other awards for her performance in Fences. Viola cites Cicely Tyson and Meryl Streep as two of her idols, so she couldn’t believe that Meryl was there to give her the star.

Viola’s husband Julius Tennon and their daughter Genesis joined her in the celebration:

Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty

Genesis looked particularly proud of her incredible mother:

Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty

Many peoples’ reactions (including ours) to Viola’s star sounded something like, “finally!” or “about time!” But Viola graciously dismisses the idea that her career only just started. She worked hard to get where she is, and she’s proud of where it’s gotten her.

Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty

Viola’s career is living proof of how far hard work, and let’s face it, incredible talent, can get you. We are SO glad to see Viola getting the honors she deserves. And we hope this isn’t the only reason she has to celebrate this awards season.

Advertisement