Viola Davis, Regina King and Chloe Zhao reveal their favorite memories from the Academy Awards

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Viola Davis, Regina King and Chloé Zhao revealed their favorite Oscar memories in the May edition of Weekly entertainment, which will hit the newsstand on April 16.

The talented trio of women all scored EW covers and nominations for their respective films at the 93rd Academy Awards, which air on ABC on April 25.

‘2017 when I won [for Fences], and I got dressed at home, my mother saw me in the red Armani dress that I was wearing, and she was crying. That was the best time for me, ” Viola, 55, told the magazine.

Three cover stars: Viola Davis (pictured), Regina King and Chloé Zhao revealed their favorite Oscar memories in the May edition of EW, which will hit the newsstand on April 16.

Three cover stars: Viola Davis (pictured), Regina King and Chloé Zhao revealed their favorite Oscar memories in the May edition of EW, which will hit the newsstand on April 16.

‘Then my mother [Mary] what I saw was that I was her dream. I was where she put all her eggs and apples and money and investments into and she was amazed at what she had made. And I don’t say that because of ego. If you had been there you probably would have seen it too. I gladly gave that to her. ‘

Elsewhere, Davis groaned that directing would be the “ most miserable experience, ” and she also feared taking on the role of FLOTUS Michelle Obama in Showtime’s First Ladies.

“ I have no idea who talked me into that, but they should get an Oscar for that, ” said the South Carolina-born Julliard graduate, who is just a Grammy away from EGOT status.

“I just have to find moments of intensive work, no matter how much time I can put in, and then I have to practice some grace and let it go and hope that’s enough time and energy.”

Viola, 55, told the magazine: '2017 when I won [for Fences], and I got dressed at home, my mother saw me in the red Armani dress that I was wearing, and she was crying.  That was the best moment for me '

Viola, 55, told the magazine: '2017 when I won [for Fences], and I got dressed at home, my mother saw me in the red Armani dress that I was wearing, and she was crying.  That was the best moment for me '

Viola, 55, told the magazine: ‘2017 when I won [for Fences], and I got dressed at home, my mother saw me in the red Armani dress that I was wearing, and she was crying. That was the best moment for me ‘

Davis added, 'Then my mom [Mary] what I saw was that I was her dream.  I was where she put all her eggs and apples and money and investments in and she was amazed at what she created '(photo May 10)

Davis added, 'Then my mom [Mary] what I saw was that I was her dream.  I was where she put all her eggs and apples and money and investments in and she was amazed at what she created '(photo May 10)

Davis added, ‘Then my mom [Mary] what I saw was that I was her dream. I was where she put all her eggs and apples and money and investments in and she was amazed at what she created ‘(photo May 10)

Viola has been nominated for Best Actress for her titular role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – which also scored for Best Actor (Chadwick Boseman), Production Design, Makeup / Hair Styling and Costume Design.

Regina, 50, said her favorite Oscar memory was when she won Best Supporting Actress in 2019.

“If I’m completely honest,” laughed King.

'I have no idea who got me into that': Elsewhere, South Carolina-born Julliard graduate moaned that directing would be the 'most miserable experience' and she also feared the role of FLOTUS Michelle Obama (L) in Showtime's First Ladies

'I have no idea who got me into that': Elsewhere, South Carolina-born Julliard graduate moaned that directing would be the 'most miserable experience' and she also feared the role of FLOTUS Michelle Obama (L) in Showtime's First Ladies

‘I have no idea who got me into that’: Elsewhere, South Carolina-born Julliard graduate moaned that directing would be the ‘most miserable experience’ and she also feared the role of FLOTUS Michelle Obama (L) in Showtime’s First Ladies

Frontrunner: Viola - who is just a Grammy away from EGOT status - has been nominated for best actress for her titular role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which also scored four other points

Frontrunner: Viola - who is just a Grammy away from EGOT status - has been nominated for best actress for her titular role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which also scored four other points

Frontrunner: Viola – who is just a Grammy away from EGOT status – has been nominated for best actress for her titular role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which also scored four other points

‘Yes, if Beale Street could talk. When that girl Regina King won that Oscar, man! Yes, I was just talking about myself in the third person. Of course! ‘

And while the former child star did not receive a Best Director nomination for directing One Night in Miami, her drama allows for an adapted screenplay (Kemp Powers), a supporting role (Leslie Odom Jr.), and an original song (Speak Now) .

As for Chloé, 39, this will be her first time attending the Academy Awards, but she liked to remember which victories meant the most to her growing up.

'If I'm completely honest': Regina, 50, said her favorite Oscar memory was when she won Best Supporting Actress in 2019

'If I'm completely honest': Regina, 50, said her favorite Oscar memory was when she won Best Supporting Actress in 2019

‘If I’m completely honest’: Regina, 50, said her favorite Oscar memory was when she won Best Supporting Actress in 2019

King laughed, “Yeah, if Beale Street could talk.  When that girl Regina King won that Oscar, man!  Yes, I was just talking about myself in the third person.  Of course!  '

King laughed, “Yeah, if Beale Street could talk.  When that girl Regina King won that Oscar, man!  Yes, I was just talking about myself in the third person.  Of course!  '

King laughed, “Yeah, if Beale Street could talk. When that girl Regina King won that Oscar, man! Yes, I was just talking about myself in the third person. Of course! ‘

In charge!  And while the former child star didn't get a Best Director nomination for directing One Night in Miami, her drama allows for an adapted screenplay (Kemp Powers), a supporting role (Leslie Odom Jr.), and an original song (Speak Now).

In charge!  And while the former child star did not receive a Best Director nomination for directing One Night in Miami, her drama allows for an adapted screenplay (Kemp Powers), a supporting role (Leslie Odom Jr.), and an original song (Speak Now)

In charge! And while the former child star did not receive a Best Director nomination for directing One Night in Miami, her drama allows for an adapted screenplay (Kemp Powers), a supporting role (Leslie Odom Jr.), and an original song (Speak Now)

‘The first was when I was inside [Mount Holyoke College], and we all looked in the dormitories, ”Zhao said.

[In 2002] Halle Berry and Denzel [Washington] both won for Monster’s Ball and Training Day, and we all ran out and screamed and hugged each other. I was very hormonal at the time! ‘

The Beijing-born filmmaker also said it “ meant a lot ” when Ang Lee won best director for Brokeback Mountain in 2006.

'It meant a lot': As for Chloé, 39, this will be her first time attending the Academy Awards, but she fondly remembered seeing Halle Berry, Denzel Washington and Ang Lee win in the past

'It meant a lot': As for Chloé, 39, this will be her first time attending the Academy Awards, but she fondly remembered seeing Halle Berry, Denzel Washington and Ang Lee win in the past

‘It meant a lot’: As for Chloé, 39, this will be her first time attending the Academy Awards, but she fondly remembered seeing Halle Berry, Denzel Washington and Ang Lee win in the past

Beautifully Filmed: Zhao's film Nomadland was nominated for four technical trophies - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing

Beautifully Filmed: Zhao's film Nomadland was nominated for four technical trophies - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing

Beautifully Filmed: Zhao’s film Nomadland was nominated for four technical trophies – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing

The Beijing-born filmmaker smiled: ‘One thing I heard lately that really made me happy was in South Dakota – a place that I really love – people in the tourism department have said,’ Oh, this will help. to many people to come and visit our state “”

Chloé’s film Nomadland was nominated for four technical trophies: best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay and best film adaptation.

“One thing I’ve heard recently that made me really happy was in South Dakota – a place that I love a lot – people in the tourism department have said, ‘Oh, this will help get a lot of people into our state. pull up and visit, ” smiled Zhao.

“That made me very happy.”