Do you realize Viola Davis hasn’t won an Oscar yet? She won an Emmy, and gave a speech for the ages. With the Academy Awards, she’s been twice nominated (Doubt, The Help), and twice denied. But after being the best damn thing in Suicide Squad, this queen of Hollywood is bringing the heat in the Denzel Washington-directed, August Wilson-written/adapted drama Fences. It’s already getting buzz for powerhouse performances because she and Washington won Tonys when they first played these roles in its 2010 stage production. And the news that she’ll officially be running in the Best Supporting Actress category got Film Twitter freaking out:
Actors have won lead Oscars with less screen time than Viola Davis is going to have in FENCES, but if she wants Supporting, it's hers.— Jeremy Smith (@mrbeaks) October 23, 2016
Supporting actress Hopefuls react to the "Viola Davis going supporting" news pic.twitter.com/mS245suNqJ— Ali Benz (@Alibenzkr) October 23, 2016
So Viola Davis is going supporting which now means three way blood bath between Stone, Portman and Bening. Wowzer. Per @TheGregoryE— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) October 23, 2016
With Emma Stone/Natalie Portman/Viola Davis/J.Law/Amy Adams/Michelle Williams all likely noms, the Oscars are actually gonna be FUN.— Rachel Simon (@Rachel_Simon) October 23, 2016
"This is how playas play to win!" - Lesbian Billionaire Marisa Tomei on Empire, also me to Viola Davis pic.twitter.com/qXLc6aQOFT— Kevin Boo'Keeffe 🎃 (@kevinpokeeffe) October 23, 2016
She shouldn't have to campaign, she is A GODDAMN GIFT AND SHOULD BE HONORED AS SUCH. https://t.co/vlhAKS1e87— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) October 23, 2016
Imagine being this guy pic.twitter.com/EHRpbFECuP— Jason Boo-ley (@jasondashbailey) October 24, 2016
Viola Davis's snot gives more complex and harrowing performances than 98% of all actors.— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) October 23, 2016
Davis is coming for that gold. Get it, girl.
Kristy Puchko saw Davis in person once on the red carpet, can confirm Davis is everything we dream she is.