"I thought I should be happier than this," Davis tells Oprah.
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Oprah's Oscar Special gives viewers an intimate look at this year's most celebrated actresses, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
In this sneak peek, Davis reveals she suffered a "horrible" midlife crisis after receiving the Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Doubt. "I thought I should be happier than this," she emoted to Oprah. "I felt an emptiness. I didn't know success felt that way."
Catch the entire interview tonight at 9pm EST on OWN.