Viola Davis gets emotional at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony with Meryl Streep: 'I cannot believe my life right now'

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Viola Davis got choked up Thursday as she was presented with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame by iconic actress Meryl Streep.

"I cannot believe my life right now," Davis told those in attendance, which included her husband actor Julius Tennon and daughter Genesis. "That Meryl Streep spoke at my Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, with my handsome husband and a beautiful daughter... It's like my life flashing before my eyes and all I can say is 'God has blessed my life in abundance.'"

Davis, the star of CTV's "How To Get Away With Murder," is nominated for the fifth time at this weekend's Golden Globes, for her performance in "Fences." She's also been nominated for two Oscars, in 2009 for "Doubt" and in 2012 for "The Help." 

Streep, also up for a Globe this weekend, sung the praises of her "Doubt" costar.

"It's an honour to be here for my friend," she said. "Viola Davis is possessed. She is. She's possessed of a blazing, incandescent talent. She is arguably the most immediate, responsive artist I have ever worked with."

While the Globes are likely just the beginning of a busy awards season for Davis, she acknowledged the importance of taking the time to focus on the important people in your life among the madness.

"It's the time of year where everything's about being the best best best best and putting on tight Spanx and winning -- everyday it's about winning winning winning, what did you win, who's going to win. It's great to take time out to just really be with people you love and to embrace your work."

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