Viola Davis Wins Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress

The actress scoops a SAG Award for Best Actress.

Yolanda Sangweni Jan, 29, 2012

And the award goes to…Viola Davis. The “Help” star snagged the Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role award during the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Hollywood tonight.

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Decked in a white Marchesa gown, Davis thanked actresses Cecily Tyson and Meryl Streep for inspiring her to become an actress.

“What is there but a dream?” she said delivering a message to youth in her hometown in Rhode Island. “Dream big, and dream fierce,” she added.

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“The Help” also won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Davis is also up for a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of maid Aibileen Clark in the movie set in 1950s Mississippi.

Congrats Viola!