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Lead or Supporting #14 Viola Davis in Fences
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    jasonface
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    Yeah also nobody asked why she went supporting, they asked your opinion on whether she’s actually lead or supporting

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    It can go either way, but i’d say my sweetie is fine in supporting. But lead would’nt have been farfetched by any means.

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    Davis went supporting because despite industry goodwill and the best tape in her Emmy lineup for a consecutive nomination she lost to the young white girl. To avoid that despite losing her two Oscar bids to a foreign beauty and a entitled hag she has to play her hand smartly.

    Why is it that almost all of your posts always reek of bitterness?

    Maslany acted circles around Davis and honestly should have won in 2015 as well. Be grateful Davis was even nominated for that atrocious show.

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    Lead asf

    “you look like your picture, thank god.”

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    Lead, although Viola’s character had less screen time than Denzel’s character, which was the true lead.

     

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    She was definitely Lead…and I would like to think that had she still gone lead that she would’ve been able to overtake an adequate performance like Emma Stone….but then again, I shouldn’t be so hopeful.

    This should’ve been a Leading win for Davis.

    “The art of making art is putting it together...”

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    Miles
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    If she went lead poor Michelle would be an Oscar winner. Emma Stone vs. Viola Davis (vs. Natalie Portman vs. Isabelle Huppert) would have been interesting.

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    She was lead.
    Also, no one asked but I will add that she didn’t deserve in either category. Michelle and Naomie both outacted her with their actual supporting roles, while Emma, Isabelle and Natalie gave stronger performances in lead.

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    She was lead. Also, no one asked but I will add that she didn’t deserve in either category. Michelle and Naomie both outacted her with their actual supporting roles, while Emma, Isabelle and Natalie gave stronger performances in lead.

    Naomie deserved so bad. Her performance still messes me up to this day

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    While her role is clearly secondary To Washington, I say she’s a lead. I’ve always really disliked her supporting placement since she could’ve been competitive to win in lead.
    An interesting piece of trivia is that while Davis went supporting for the film, when she and Denzel did it on Broadway a few years back, she went lead at the Tonys, where both her and Washington won. This is another reason why I don’t care for her supporting placement. If you’re willing to campaign in lead for the stage show, then you should do the same for the film. It’s not like the role was smaller in the movie, they didn’t change a single word in August Wilson’s original play for the adaptation.
    It’s also worth noting that Davis isn’t the only person to go supporting for the part of Rose. In the original production starring James Earl Jones, Mary Alice played the role and went supporting, where she won. Jones, the play, and its director Lloyd Richards also took home wins that night.
    Mentioning James Earl Jones, while I thought Washington was excellent, I wish that they made a film adaptation back when Jones was still able to. There’s a clip from the Tonys the year Fences came out of him performing the show’s famous “I ain’t got to like you” scene, opposite a young Courtney B. Vance (a Tony nominee that night). Jones is absolutely astounding in that video, and I would’ve loved to see more of him as Troy. The video’s definitely worth a watch.

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    She’s a lead; absolutely no doubt about it.

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    She was absolutely lead and deserved to win there as well

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    Who wouldn’t have made the Best Actress lineup had she been nominated for lead, I wonder?

    She was definitely a lead.

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    Who wouldn’t have made the Best Actress lineup had she been nominated for lead, I wonder?

    Ruth Negga would have missed and Emma would have still won.

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