How to Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis kicked off 2017 by being honoured with the Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
Davis, who was joined at the ceremony by husband Julius and their 6-year-old daughter, delivered an emotional acceptance speech, mentioning her late father.
“I was going to treat this like every other day. I wasn’t going to cry or anything. The only thing I could think about is my dad,” she told the gathered crowd. “I wish he were here.”
“He died in 2006 and he would think this is pretty fantastic,” the 51-year-old Davis said.
Davis has an impressive resume that includes a couple of Tony Awards for her roles in Broadway’s “Fences” and “King Hedley II” as well as an Emmy Award for “How to Get Away with Murder,” which returns for its third season Jan. 19.
She also has a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the screen adaptation of “Fences,” which is showing in theaters now.