Both Viola Davis and Regina King perfectly capture the essence of a Black woman in the 2021 Oscar Issue of Entertainment Weekly. The issue, which features Viola Davis on one cover, Regina King on another cover, and Chloe Zhao on the other, dives into each category and discusses who is likely to take home the coveted Academy Award.
Entertainment Weekly’s Instagram post read, “Viola Davis. The powerhouse. With her record-breaking Best Actress nod, Davis proves she’s #Oscars royalty. But she’s also deeply aware of the struggle it took to get there and how far Hollywood still has to go in not only recognizing Black talent but exploring their stories in meaningful ways. Tap our link in bio to see how playing a long-unsung, historic music hero in #MaRaineyFilm ends up tying all those pieces together. 📷: @abdmstudio for EW”
Davis posted a breathtaking photo of herself clad in an accordion-style multicolor gown. This image captures the joy of being a powerful woman of color.
Entertainment Weekly’s post for Regina King read, “Regina King. The revelation. Right after winning the Academy Award for her acting, King directed her debut feature film… and earned 3 #Oscars nominations. Is there anything she can’t do?! Click our link in bio to see her share what’s daunting about directing, the rewarding conversations she’s had with other filmmakers, and the special reason why #OneNightInMiami is a full-circle moment. 📷: @abdmstudio for EW”
King wore a burnt orange and red embroidered Iris van Herpen gown on the cover. She also wore a black, pink and nude ruffled 4-tiered dress by Christian Siriano.
Talk about Black excellence! This year’s Oscars are set to air Sunday, April 25th. Up for Best Picture is Judas and the Black Messiah; for Best Actor in a Leading Role is Chadwick Boseman for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; for Best Actress in a Leading Role are Viola Davis for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Andra Day for her role in The United States v. Billie Holiday; for Best Actor in a Supporting Role are Daniel Kaluuya for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah, Leslie Odom Jr. for his role in One Night in Miami, and Lakeith Stanfield for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.