Viola Davis to Receive Harvard's Artist of the Year Award

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Viola Davis

The actress will accept her arts medal Saturday at a ceremony at Harvard's Cultural Rhythms Festival.

Fresh off her best supporting actress Oscar win for her role in Fences, Viola Davis is set to receive the Harvard Foundation 2017 Artist of the Year Award.

Davis will accept her arts medal Saturday at a ceremony at Harvard's Cultural Rhythms Festival in Cambridge, Mass.

In addition to the Oscar, the actress received the Critics' Choice, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA awards for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of Fences, an August Wilson play.

Davis co-starred in the play's 2010 Broadway revival with Denzel Washington. Her performance in the play earned her a Tony award.

Davis currently stars on ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.

Previous winners include Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Salma Hayek and Shakira.

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