Viola Davis has added yet another accolade to her long list of acting awards. The Critics Choice Awards nominated her the winner of Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie "Fences," in which she played the role of Rose Maxson. The competition was strong as she was nominated alongside Greta Gerwig of "20th Century Women," Naomie Harris in "Moonlight," Nicole Kidman in "Lion," Janelle Monáe in "Hidden Figures" and Michelle Williams in "Manchester by the Sea."

'Fences' stars Denzel Washington opposite Viola Davis

Deadline wrote that "Fences" is the movie version of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.

Director Denzel Washington stars in the role of Troy opposite Viola Davis who plays the role of Rose Maxson. The movie was produced for Paramount Pictures and tells the story of how Troy had his heart set on becoming a baseball great, but ends up collecting trash and supporting his younger brother "Gabriel, an ex-soldier whose war injury to his head has caused him psychological damage." There is a deep of examination of racial issues in the movie. There is some power in this movie, as without any doubt Denzel is awesome and we have loved him throughout his acting career and Viola brings her powerful acting to the mix.

Viola previously won award for her role in the play of the same name

The movie is set to open on 16 December, in New York and Los Angeles with wider release scheduled on Christmas day.

Many viewers will recall that Viola played the same role on Broadway in 2010 when the "Fences" play was produced by Scott Rudin. She won a Tony Award for her performance.

Viola Davis - an award-studded career

Viola Davis just won the Critics Choice Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie adaptation of "Fences." She credits her love for stage acting to her high school experiences and went on to major in theater at Rhode Island College in 1998.

She appeared on stage in "As You Like It" in 1992, but only acted in her first movie in 1996 in "The Substance of Fire," in which she played the role of a nurse. Rob Moynihan, wrote in his article for the TV Guide that Davis only received the paltry sum of $528 for her part in the movie. She did not stay at the bottom for long though, and between stage and film she has racked up an impressive list of awards.

When she won her second Tony Award for her role as Rose Maxson in a revival of August Wilson's "Fences", she became only the second African-American woman to win the award. She took home a Golden Globe Award for her role of Aibileen Clark in "The help." Viola also tucked away the Women in Film Crystal Award and in 2015 bagged the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.