Viola Davis, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2009 for "Doubt," talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the significance of her recent Best Actress nomination for "The Help."
"This second nomination will affect my career even more than the first one. Honestly, I can't wait to get back to doing what I love: acting. On Feb. 27, when this is all over, I will get back to my life. I love the awards I've won, I'm so proud and happy to have received them, but I don't take them to bed with me," Davis told THR.
In addition to "The Help," Davis also had a small role in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," which was nominated for best picture.
" I'm also incredibly happy that 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' was nominated for best picture. It was the last film called and I was just thrilled, I really was. ... We often honor films that are technically proficient, but not necessarily coming from the heart. I always love the underdog story, the dark horse that comes out of nowhere. It proves you can't predict what reaches people."