The October 20 episode of “How to Get Away with Murder,” titled “It’s About Frank,” was especially eventful for Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, who continued to wrestle with her demons. She went to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting as a ploy to get her law license back, but then she fell off the wagon for real, agonizing over past losses while being consoled by her student Wes (Alfred Enoch). Will it help Davis add to her growing awards collection? She has already won an Emmy and four SAG Awards, but perhaps surprisingly she still hasn’t won a Golden Globe.
Davis earned her first two Globe nominations for film work: Best Film Supporting Actress for “Doubt” (2008) and Best Film Drama Actress for “The Help” (2011). Then she earned consecutive nominations for “HTGAWM” (2014-2015). But she didn’t win any of those bids. However, she could have an advantage this year since the Hollywood Foreign Press will also be considering her for her film role in “Fences,” and they often bestow multiple nominations on actors they admire (like Idris Elba last year in the film “Beasts of No Nation” and TV miniseries “Luther”).
Many of our forum posters are raving about Davis’s latest performance. Read some of their comments below, then join the discussion in our forums.
DCurrie: I can’t emphasize enough, I love the continual depth and layers they’ve given the character of Annalise Keating, and Viola has covered every single one of them magnificently! Yet another Emmy-winning episode for her, by any standards.
Justmimusicmon: This episode was everything to me! Viola and [Liza Weil] acted for their lives, and big shout-out to Charlie Weber. Pete Nowalk has really given the supporting players some material they can sink their teeth into, and they’re running with it.
M: Davis’ intensity as an actress usually overshadows the material she’s working with. Love for her to be cast in a colorblind ensemble of a Shakespeare adaptation. Because the material there would warrant the bluntness of her style.
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