How Is It Possible That The Golden Globes Snubbed Viola Davis 2 Years In A Row?

The "Air" actor was noticeably absent from the Globes' 2024 nominations, after being overlooked at the 2023 ceremony for "The Woman King."
Viola Davis attends the 2023 Chaplin Award Gala on April 24 in New York City.
Viola Davis attends the 2023 Chaplin Award Gala on April 24 in New York City.
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The 2024 Golden Globe nominees were announced Monday and, like clockwork, there were some obvious snubs.

“Reservation Dogs” and Dominique Fishback’s performance in “Swarm” were unfortunately overlooked, and “The Color Purple” was largely ignored. But the most blatant oversight had to be Viola Davis for her performance in “Air” as Deloris Jordan, Michael Jordan’s mother.

Hand-picked for the role by the six-time NBA champion himself, Davis (unsurprisingly) stole the show. “Air” got critical acclaim, but it was the EGOT winner’s acting that stood out as a highlight across the board.

So it was shocking, to me, to see Davis without a single nod for the Globes, especially when the film itself was nominated for best musical or comedy film, and Matt Damon for best actor in a musical or comedy.

This is the second year in a row that the Globes have inexcusably snubbed Davis. They ended up overlooking her stellar performance as the lead in “The Woman King,” a sin that karma will repay Hollywood for down the road.

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