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Viola Davis Steals the Spotlight as She Attends the Oscars Red Carpet in a Daring White Gown

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 26, 2021
02:20 P.M.
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Viola Davis stole the attention at the 2021 Oscars red carpet with her daring ensemble. The actress took breaths away in a gorgeous white gown that complemented her skin color.

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Yesterday was the Oscars 2021, and actress Viola Davis didn't fail to bring her A-game and more to the red carpet. Davis was nominated for Best Actress for her role in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

The phenomenal actress stole the spotlight with her beauty at the awards ceremony in a bold and glamorous Alexander McQueen white dress that perfectly complemented her glowing dark skin.

Viola Davis at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 | Photo: Getty Images

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Ditching her usual pattern of rocking bold colors, Davis opted for a sleeveless white flowing gown with a bodice top that featured daring floral cutouts that teased her toned mid-riff and cleavage.

The cutouts formed a crisscross style, and the skirt of the gown was made of chiffon. Davis accessorized the outfit with diamond drop earrings from Forevermark and two bracelets on her left arm.

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The "How To Get Away with Murder" star finished the look with a white clutch with white embellished crystals. Her natural hair was styled in a pompadour-up-do, and her nails painted black.

Davis reflected her roots as a black woman in a multicolored dress with African print patterns for the Golden Globes.

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Davis rocked a natural makeup look with a glowy appeal and a dramatic smokey eye. In an interview with People, the actress' makeup artist Autumn Moultrie gave a glimpse into the star's look, saying:

"We wanted the look to be soft and sophisticated but also dramatic. That's why I went with a soft lip but a dramatic bold and metallic eye."

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Moultrie also spoke about Davis pre-award ritual, noting that the star loves to create a serene environment. She sometimes plays classical music or uses the Calm App alongside lighting candles and using diffusers.

For the past awards, Davis had opted for solid and bright colors. At the SAG, the 55-year-old donned a custom neon green Louis Vuitton gown, a symbol of positivity.

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Davis reflected her roots as a black woman in a multicolored dress with African print patterns for the Golden Globes. Although Davis didn't win the award for Best Actress at the Oscars, her nomination broke records. 

It marks her first Oscar nomination, making her the black actress with the most nominations in history. Davis was first nominated in 2017 for her role in the film "Fences." That year, she won the award.

Davis' success story is one of rags to riches. The award-winning actress started acting when she was in high school in Rhode Island after falling in love with the industry as she watched films to escape her family's financial troubles.

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