Every year, there’s a little OUTRAGE!!! when actors and actresses get moved into different categories to up their chances of getting nominated and winning an Oscar. Some screamed “FRAUD!” last Oscar season when Alicia Vikander, who was the lead actress The Danish Girl, was put in the Best Supporting Actress category. That trick worked because she won. The Playlist says that Paramount is using that same trick to hopefully put an Oscar statue in Viola Davis’ hand.
Viola won the 2010 Tony for Best Actress in a Play for the thespian stuff she did while playing the role of Rose in Fences on Broadway. Mary Alice, who originated the role of Rose in the first Broadway production of Fences, won the 1987 Tony for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. But apparently, playwright August Wilson expanded the role of Rosie in the 2010 Broadway production of Fences as well as the movie.
Viola plays Rosie in the Fences movie, which comes out at Christmastimes, but since the Best Actress category is more crowded and stretched out than the asshole of the lone bottom at a gay orgy, Paramount is campaigning for her to get a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nom. The Playlist says that Paramount already submitted her into the Best Supporting Actress category for the 2017 SAG Awards.
Viola has been nominated twice for an Oscar: in 2008 for Best Supporting Actress in Doubt (she lost to Penny Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and in 2011 for Best Actress for The Help (she lost to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady).
The Playlist thinks that this is a good move for Viola since the Best Supporting Actress race isn’t as crowded and she should just let the other Best Actress wannabes (like Emma Stone and Natalie Portman) fight to the death. But I have another idea. Paramount should submit Viola in the Best Actress category and also submit her tear-infused snot drip in the Best Supporting Actress category. The tear-infused snot drip that Viola lets out in the Fences trailer gave a much more complex and multi-layered performance than most actresses out there!
And if we’re going to get another season of #OscarsSoWhite, then I wouldn’t be surprised if the only nomination Fences get is for the performance from the white soldier dude a poster.