Viola Davis glad awards season is over

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A 2011 dramedy that depicts a Mississippi town's experience adjusting to the changing times of the 60's. Emma Stone plays a southern girl who returns from college determined to become a writer. Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan causes quite the stir when she decides to interview black women in the community who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Though some of her closest friendships hang in the balance, Skeeter is unwilling to give up on her new endeavor, and soon more women come forward to tell their stories. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say about it. In addition to Emma Stone, "The Help" stars Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Chris Lowell, Sissy Spacek & Octavia Spencer.
March 10th, 2012

Viola Davis is ''relieved'' awards season is over.

The 46-year-old actress - who was previously nominated for an Oscar for her role in 'Doubt' in 2008 and lost out to Best Actress for her role in 'The Help' this year - says the pressure has a negative effect on her acting because she gets so caught up in promotion for the ceremonies.

Asked how she feels now awards season is over, she said: ''Relieved! The awards buzz is the most nerve-racking thing and it has nothing to do with being an actor.

''After the Oscar nomination for 'Doubt', I went back to work in shock. You're too busy doing all the awards promotion and you're not acting.

''Then I had to go back to work, but I couldn't remember my lines and I was overacting. It remains the worst work I've done.''

Viola is getting used to the attention she receives now she is a household name, but admits there are some aspects that have ''thrown'' her.

She explained to Britain's HELLO! magazine: ''I'm used to it now but I do feel I've lost some of my anonymity. This self-promotion thing has thrown me for a loop.

''Recently I chose a dress and thought, 'I like this dress, it's cute and it doesn't make me feel big.' And someone said, 'Yeah but to this event you have to wear something by a major designer.' ''