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Viola Davis Wins Oscar for 'Fences'

Viola Davis won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday.

Davis took home the award for her role in 'Fences', in which she played Rose Lee Maxson, wife of a bitter and cantankerous former baseball player. The actress was previously nominated for her roles in 'Doubt' and 'The Help'.

In an emotional speech, Viola praised her co-star and the film's director, Denzel Washington.

"There's one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered," she said as she addressed the crowd, "and that's the graveyeard."

"I say, exhume those bodies, exhume those stories, the stories of the people who dreamed.”

Watch the whole speech below: