Give it to her.
Yes, her category is jam-packed with talent this year, but Davis is just that good. In fact, she's long overdue for an Oscar, having been snubbed two times already for The Help and Doubt.
Indeed, with this year's nomination for Fences, Davis is the first African American woman to be nominated three times for an Academy Award. It's time already.
Here, we make our (very easy) case for a Viola Davis win on Sunday. Please, Academy, don't break our heart this year.
Need more proof? Her filmography speaks for itself.
Here are just a few of the amazing performances she has crafted into layered and detailed characters designed to stay with you long after the credits roll.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Eat Pray Love
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Nights in Rodanthe
Law Abiding Citizen