So we're proud to present this special award to our guest of honor, the Artist of the Year for 2017, Viola Davis.>>
>> What an awesome ritual. And that's how I see art. It's a very sacred place, the stage and the screen. Because, really, at the end of the day, even what I do as an artist when I channel characters, and people, and their stories, and those moments in their lives that we sometimes hide, that we feel like it's just kind of our mess, our shame.
I want people to be seen, and that's the power of what I do. And it's the reason why for so many years that I did it, that it's healed me in many ways.