Another year, another standout performance by Viola Davis! The talented actress has earned high praise this awards season—including a Best Actress nomination—for her work in the 2020 Netflix film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Oscars 2021: Facts On Viola Davis in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Though much conversation on Ma Rainey rightfully focuses on the final performance by the late Chadwick Boseman, Davis commands viewers' attention in her own right as the titular blues singer Ma Rainey — a.k.a. "The Mother of the Blues."

Celebrity Corner With Sarah: Facts On Viola Davis In Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Do you think Davis will take home the Academy Award for Best Actress on Oscars night? Watch the video above for facts you need to know about the star and her role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

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