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Stars Align! Jennifer Lawrence, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda & More Glam Up Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

Stars Align! Jennifer Lawrence, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda & More Glam Up Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

Originally posted 02/01/2016 02:35PM

The ladies have arrived.

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Viola Davis at the SAG Awards: 'Diversity Is Not a Trending Topic'

Originally posted 01/31/2016 10:25AM

After taking home the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series on Saturday, Viola Davis spoke backstage in the press room about the lack of diversity in Hollywood.

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Viola Davis Wins the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder

Originally posted 01/30/2016 09:40PM

Viola Davis took home her fourth Screen Actors Guild award Saturday.

The award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, presented by Taye Diggs and Eva Longoria, was awarded to Davis for her role in How to Get Away with Murder.

In her acceptance speech, Davis – who plays a law professor at a prestigious university who gets entangled in a murder plot with her students – said, "There's this saying: 'I am not who you think I am. You are who you think I am.' "

Davis, 50, said of her approach toward taking on the role of "anti-hero" Annalise Keating: "I always think, Why do I have to be a hero? Why do you have to like me? And why do I have to be a mentor? My job as an actor is just to create a human being … flawed, messy, maybe not always likable, maybe not always cute."

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'Welcome to Diverse TV': Actors of Color Dominate Screen Actors Guild Awards Amid Oscars Controversy

'Welcome to Diverse TV': Actors of Color Dominate Screen Actors Guild Awards Amid Oscars Controversy

Originally posted 01/30/2016 09:35PM

Actors of color won big at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Saturday night, a counterpoint to the controversy surrounding the Oscars nominating zero non-white stars for the second year in a row.

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Shonda Rhimes Calls Out Hollywood on Diversity Questions: 'It's Not Trailblazing to Write the World as It Actually Is'

Shonda Rhimes Calls Out Hollywood on Diversity Questions: 'It's Not Trailblazing to Write the World as It Actually Is'

Originally posted 01/24/2016 01:30PM

Shonda Rhimes is often called a trailblazer – but she sees it differently.

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Representation Matters: 10 Celebs of Color Open Up About Not Seeing Themselves Onscreen

Representation Matters: 10 Celebs of Color Open Up About Not Seeing Themselves Onscreen

Originally posted 01/22/2016 05:10PM

Tensions in Hollywood – and beyond – have been mounting since the Academy released its 2016 Oscar nominations, which included an all-white acting bracket for the second consecutive year.

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Viola Davis Speaks Out on Academy Awards Diversity Controversy: 'The Problem Is Not with the Oscars'

Originally posted 01/21/2016 05:20PM

Viola Davis is joining the conversation about diversity at the Academy Awards.

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