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One more trophy for Viola Davis

March 5, 2017

Fresh from her best supporting actress Oscar win for her role in “Fences,” Viola Davis dropped by Harvard University yesterday to pick up the Harvard Foundation’s 2017 Artist of the Year Award.

Davis attended the Cultural Rhythms Festival, and briefly came on stage before taking a seat to watch musical performances by students.

In addition to the Academy Award, Davis received the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and British Academy of Films and Television Arts awards for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of “Fences,” an August Wilson play.

Davis also won a Tony Award for the 2010 Broadway revival of the play.

Previous winners of the Harvard award include Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Salma Hayek and Shakira.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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