Viola Davis Wins the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder
Davis beat out four other actresses in popular TV dramas
Viola Davis took home her fourth Screen Actors Guild award Saturday.
In her acceptance speech, Davis – who plays a law professor at a prestigious university who gets entangled in a murder plot with her students – said, “There’s this saying: ‘I am not who you think I am. You are who you think I am.’ ”
Davis, 50, said of her approach toward taking on the role of “anti-hero” Annalise Keating: “I always think, Why do I have to be a hero? Why do you have to like me? And why do I have to be a mentor? My job as an actor is just to create a human being flawed, messy, maybe not always likable, maybe not always cute.”
Davis also noted at the podium that her experience on HTGAWM “has been the joy, pleasure of my life.”
The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are airing live on TNT and TBS.