The Evolution of Viola Davis' Red Carpet Style

by Sarah Long
Feb 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Viola Davis has always been fabulous, but for the past few years, her red carpet looks have been next level. She's up for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars this year for her part in Fences, and we can't wait to see what she wears!

1/31 :2005

Davis was totally on trend for the early '00s at the Get Rich or Die Tryin' premiere. 

2/31 :2007

She somehow made bubblegum pink look sophisticated at the Disturbia premiere in Los Angeles.

3 /31: 2008

3/31 :2008

At the Nights in Rodanthe premiere.

4 /31: 2008

4/31 :2008

On the red carpet for the premiere of Doubt with her best arm candy, husband Julius Tennon.

5 /31: 2009 Critics' Choice Awards

5/31 :2009 Critics' Choice Awards

Davis was nominated Best Supporting Actress for Doubt at the '09 awards.

6 /31: 2009 SAG Awards

6/31 :2009 SAG Awards

She was also up for Best Supporting Actress for Doubt at the SAG Awards that year.

7 /31: 2009 Oscars

7/31 :2009 Oscars

Doubt also got her an Oscars nod.

8 /31: June 2009

8/31 :June 2009

Loving her short cut at the premiere of Law Abiding Citizen.

9 /31: 2011 Golden Globes

9/31 :2011 Golden Globes

In '11, Davis was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for The Help.

10 /31: 'The Help' premiere

10/31 :'The Help' premiere

What can we say? The woman looks good in red.

11 /31: 2010 Tony Awards

11/31 :2010 Tony Awards

But chartreuse might be her color.

12 /31: 2011 Tony Awards

12/31 :2011 Tony Awards

Then again, purple silk certainly suits her as well.

13 /31: 2011 NAACP Image Awards

13/31 :2011 NAACP Image Awards

Strapless dresses showcase Davis' toned arms.

14 /31: 2012 SAG Awards

14/31 :2012 SAG Awards

Exhibit B.

15 /31: 2011

15/31 :2011

At the premiere for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

16 /31: 2012 BAFTAs

16/31 :2012 BAFTAs

Showin' a little leg at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.

17 /31: 2012 Oscars

17/31 :2012 Oscars

Davis dazzled in jewel tones at the 2012 Academy Awards.

18 /31: 2013 SAG Awards

18/31 :2013 SAG Awards

And again at the Screen Actors Guild Awards the following year.

19 /31: 2012

19/31 :2012

At the premiere for Won't Back Down.

20 /31: 2014 Oscars

20/31 :2014 Oscars

Total old-school glamour at the '14 Academy Awards.

21 /31: 2014 Emmys

21/31 :2014 Emmys

Is there a color this woman can't wear perfectly?

22 /31: 2015 SAG Awards

22/31 :2015 SAG Awards

The year she took home Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for HTGAWM.

23 /31: 2015 Oscars

23/31 :2015 Oscars

This look is totally regal.

24 /31: 2016 Golden Globes

24/31 :2016 Golden Globes

This gown was a totally different look from what we're used to seeing Davis in, but we still love it.

25 /31: 2016 SAG Awards

25/31 :2016 SAG Awards

She took home a statue for HTGAWM this year, too.

26 /31: 2016 Emmys

26/31 :2016 Emmys

Ah, there's the pink again! Love it.

27 /31: 2016

27/31 :2016

At the premiere for Suicide Squad.

28 /31: 2016 Critics' Choice Awards

28/31 :2016 Critics' Choice Awards

This sky-blue sequined number is like a dream on Davis.

29 /31: 2017 Golden Globes

29/31 :2017 Golden Globes

Davis won her first Golden Globe this year for Fences.

30 /31: 2017 BAFTAs

30/31 :2017 BAFTAs

We still can't get over how amazing this dress is.

31 /31: 2017 SAG Awards

31/31 :2017 SAG Awards

She won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role this night. Will she repeat on Feb. 26?