Viola Davis' proud husband

Viola Davis' husband is very proud of her and likes to keep her awards on display in his office.

Viola Davis
Viola Davis

Viola Davis' husband keeps all her awards in his office.

The 49-year-old actress - who picked up the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series prize for her role in 'How to Get Away with Murder' at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday (25.01.15) - says her spouse Julius Tennon is very proud of her career achievements and he loves having her trophies on display.

Asked what had happened to her award, Viola - who has won multiple prizes in the past, including three Tony awards and two other SAGs - said: "My husband took it this morning. We stayed at a hotel. He took it home. He loves the trophies.

"He puts them all in the office and people come over. He says, 'My wife won this in 19-this. She won this in 2000,' and he gets so excited."

Despite the critical acclaim 'How to Get Away with Murder' has received, Viola - who has three-year-old daughter Genesis with Julius - is astonished by its legion of famous fans.

She told 'Access Hollywood': "There's always people, like Meryl Streep said she saw a couple of episodes, which I'm shocked that she has time to do that.

"[Lupita Nyong'o said,] 'Aww! You're great!' and I was like, 'You're doing award shows! When do you have time [to watch]? But yeah, a lot of people - even men.

"One man came up to me and I forget who. It's a big actor. I'm forgetting because I was so nervous and I had to stop and I said, 'You watch the show?' It's not a dude show, you would think. He said, 'No, I watch it every week. It's great.' "

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