Viola Davis to be felicitated with Lifetime Achievement Award at Rome Film Festival in October

Press Trust of India

Oct 02, 2019 13:23:38 IST

Viola Davis is set to be honoured with the Career Award at the Rome Film Festival, the organisers have announced.

Davis, who is the first African American actress to win an Academy Award, Emmy and Tony each, will also participate in an event titled "Close Encounter", in which she will discuss her work with festival head Antonio Monda.

"Viola Davis is an extraordinary actress, who has managed to transform sincerity and dignity into sublime acting art. It is a great honor for me, and for the whole Festival, to celebrate its formidable talent and profound humanity," said Monda in a statement on Tuesday.

The actor took to Twitter to react to the news.

Davis is a three-time Oscar nominee, winning the golden statue for best supporting actress in 2017 for Fences. She also Tony Awards for her work in Fences and King Hedley II, and an outstanding lead actress Emmy (2015) for her role as Annalise Keating on How to Get Away With Murder.

Bill Murray has been previously announced as the other recipient of the festival's lifetime achievement award.

The 14th edition of the movie gala runs through 17-27 October.

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Updated Date: Oct 02, 2019 13:23:38 IST