Viola Davis, Group 22, won best supporting actress for her performance in Fences, and host Jimmy Kimmell (rightly) quipped that she deserved an Emmy for her acceptance speech. “There’s one place where all the people with the greatest potential are gathered—one place—and that’s the graveyard,” Davis said. Listen to her speech below.
Davis’s acceptance speech also included a shoutout to Fences castmate Stephen McKinley Henderson, member of Group 1 and a master class instructor.
Another nominee was pre-college alum Nicholas Britell, for his work on the score of Moonlight.
Another winner, Tarell Alvin McCraney (best picture winner Moonlight’s adapted screenplay writer), was once rejected by Juilliard.