LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Viola Davis attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Viola Davis deserves to win an Oscar for her role in Fences (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

It’s a powerhouse of a performance but it got actress Viola Davis a well-deserved Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for this year’s Academy Awards.

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And this is the clip that really shows off just why she deserves to finally pick up a little gold man later on tonight at the Oscars.

It’s tough to watch but beautiful; a woman full of love and support for her family and happy in the life that she has chosen but whose world has suddenly been turned upside down and she’s realising that the husband she dedicated 18 years to is not the man she thought he was.

‘I’ve been standing with you, I’ve been right here with you Troy,’ she cries after discovering Troy’s secret.

‘I’ve got a life too, I gave 18 years of my life to stand in the same spot as you. Don’t you think I had dreams and hopes?’

Fences (Picture: Paramount)
Fences (Picture: Paramount)

Viola is up for Best Supporting Actress for her performance and although she’s got tough competition, Metro.co.uk are Team Viola on this category.

Fence is out in cinemas in the UK now.

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