Exhume those bodies.

Viola Davis wasn’t afraid to get dark during her earth-shaking Oscars speech, where she finally won her first Academy Award for best supporting actress for Fences.

She started her speech at the cemetery. “You know there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered—one place, and that’s the graveyard,” she said. “People ask me all the time, ‘What kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?’ And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost.”

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