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Lead or Supporting No. 30: Viola Davis in Ma Raineys Black Bottom
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    Sab227
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    Had to make a new forum poll because I couldn’t edit the other one so please vote and leave your opinions on this one. For me Viola was Ma Rainey and is a co lead with Chadiwick.

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    Luca Giliberti
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    A co-lead to Chadwick.

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    Lead.

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    I did vote Lead but frankly she should’ve been in Lead for FENCES and a supporting nod would’ve made more sense here.

    Nevertheless, I still think Lead (but barely)

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    Viola is the title character, so I would vote lead. You could probably make the case for either, but I would go with lead. So far, she’s my pick for Best Actress (I’ve seen Kirby and Adams) but still need to see McDormand, Mulligan and Day. I can’t wait to check out their performances.

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    Chadwick Boseman: 44:07 (46.89%)
    Colman Domingo: 29:14 (31.07%)
    Viola Davis: 26:41 (28.36%)
    Glynn Turman: 26:30 (28.17%)
    Michael Potts: 21:54 (23.28%)
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    Viola is LEAD………..
    Co-Lead with Chadwick

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    Co-lead with Chadwick. MRBB is not Levee’s or Ma Rainey’s story, it’s a ensemble picture and they’re the co-leads. But I wouldn’t mind if she was in supporting.

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    Lead aka co-lead with Chadwick.

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    She’s bordeline. You can make a case for her to be either lead or supporting and both would be plausible. She always felt slightly supporting but lead is more than justifiable.

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    Lead

    👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

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    Luca Giliberti
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    Exactly. And it’s also worth noting that Davis is actually front and center in every single second of her 27 minutes of screen time. Boseman, on the other hand, isn’t, specifically when they’re trying to record “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

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