Viola Davis, an actress and producer, will receive the 2022 Women In Motion Award from Kering Group and the Cannes Film Festival. Davis is presently starring in Showtime’s ‘The First Lady,’ in which she portrays Michelle Obama.
Viola Davis, a veteran Hollywood actress, will receive the Women in Motion Award at the Cannes Film Festival. She is well known for her role as lawyer Annalise Keating in the television series “How to Get Away with Murder.”
Davis is one of the most important American actors and producers of her generation, according to the Kering Group and the Cannes Film Festival. She has been lauded for her acting performances as well as her commitment to women’s and minority rights.
The statement went on to say Her talent, dedication, character selection, and interpretation have earned her the highest accolades in the film industry. Women in Motion was established in 2015 to honor women’s achievements in the film industry. It is a platform of choice for combating inequity in the arts and culture between men and women.
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Viola Davis is now starring as Michelle Obama in the film ‘The First Lady,’ and her autobiography, ‘Finding Me,’ was recently released. During the lockdown, she authored the novel, which focused on the poor atmosphere in Saint Matthews, South Carolina. ‘Finding Me’ has become a bestseller as a result of its focus on the harassment and abuse that poor people suffer.
Viola Davis is one of the few persons in Hollywood to have won two Tony Awards, an Oscar, and an Emmy, a combination known as the ‘Triple Crown of Acting,’ according to a statement from Kering, a French luxury goods business and the award’s sponsor.
She has also won four SAG Awards, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA. Francois-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering; Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes; and Thierry Fremaux, Executive Director of the Festival de Cannes, presented the prize to Davis on May 22 during the official Women In Motion event.
During the official Women In Motion luncheon in Cannes on May 22, Francois-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering; Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes; and Thierry Fremaux, Executive Director of the Festival de Cannes, will present the award to Davis.