Viola Davis is this generation's greatest actress. She cemented her place in history on Sunday, February 27, when she won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Rose Maxson in "Fences."
There are a multitude of reasons why the 51-year-old actress' win matters: She's now the second Black actress, behind Whoopi Goldberg, to win Emmy, Oscar, and Tony awards. The "How To Get Away With Murder" star is also the first Black actress to be nominated for three Academy Awards, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Beyond her achievements as an actor's actor (and incredible orator), Davis has also become a red carpet slayer. In honor of her greatness, here are 12 times she's won the red carpet — and took home statues, too.
However, it's not her first time stunning on the Oscars red carpet. Davis wore this flawless Zac Posen gown to the 2015 ceremony.
The "Doubt" actress has a flare for making her natural afro central to her red carpet appearances. For instance, she wore this classy Max Mara number to the 2015 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.
She also won a Best Actress in Drama Series award that night.
Monique Lhuillier dressed Davis for the 2013 SAG Awards, though she left the ceremony empty-handed.
The turquoise gown is jaw-dropping.
On a subsequent SAG carpet, David wore a muted Zac Posen dress. It fit her perfectly, just as her role as Annalise Keating does.
This night, she scored another best actress in a drama SAG award for "How To Get Away With Murder."
That doesn't mean Davis prefers nude colors. In fact, she shines brightest in bold hues, like her show-stopping appearance at the 2017 Golden Globes.
Michael Kors is responsible for this dazzling gown.