Leave it to the incredible Viola Davis to get the whole world sobbing.
From the moment she began her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards on Sunday, the Fences star’s beautiful and impassioned words were quick to get the tears flowing.
From singing the praises of artists who fight to “exhume” forgotten stories, to tearfully thanking her co-star Denzel Washington and her family, the entire speech was absolutely incredible, and will likely go down in history as one of the most powerful of all time.
Even more amazing, the win also made Viola the first black actor or actress to achieve the “triple crown,” referring to actors who’ve won at least one acting award each at the Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys.
You can watch her entire beautiful speech below.