2016 Best Actress Hopefuls Include Viola Davis & Rosamund Pike

Trust me, I know we’re all still recovering from last year’s dreadful slate of Academy Award winners/nominees (I’m of course not talking about Mad Max Fury Road winning several trophies, but of course another crop of all white acting nominees and the inclusion of films like JOY and The Revenant). That being said, any news on the Best Actress category, in my opinion, is worth discussing. Especially when it concerns Viola Davis.

That’s right. The beloved actress could not only score her third career nomination (and the second in this particular category) but maybe even her first win.

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Lady Gaga Didn’t Win The Oscar, But She Still Won

By now a thousand think pieces and recaps have been posted online reacting to the Oscars. Some have already moved on and closed the book. By tomorrow morning, the Academy Awards news cycle will be over, and people will be finding new things to discuss.

I, however, have not stopped thinking about Lady Gaga’s performance of “Til It Happens To You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground. It’s a moment that, as a survivor of abuse, I will continue thinking about for the rest of my life.

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