Oscars 2023 – viewers negatively assess the nomination for Ana de Armas and no mention for Viola Davis
One of the biggest surprises of this year’s Oscar nominations is the lack of accolades for the film Warrior Queen directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Especially on the web, there were many voices criticizing the Film Academy for the omission Viola Davis in the category for Best Actress, nominating instead Ana de Armas behind blonde.
Many fans’ voices resound on Twitter. Fans are trying to understand the reasons why Ana de Armas was nominated and Davis’ “great” and “important” performance was overlooked. Some people note that it was simply a terrible and in many ways harmful film. Therefore, even apart from the omission of Viola Davis, many cinema fans may not fully agree with the choice of the role of Marilyn Monroe.
Ana de armas nominated for WHAT? Over viola Davis…? pic.twitter.com/vflhaqAk3O
— Nicolas is in distress (@niggaolas) January 24, 2023
Viola Davis not being nominated for “Woman King” is wild. Almost as wild as Ana de Armas being nominated for “Blonde.” https://t.co/OGr01ywnCM
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) January 24, 2023
nominating ana de armas in the leading actress category while not nominating viola davis’s performance in woman king pic.twitter.com/t6c4NJulNx
— ceo of kory (@korysverse) January 24, 2023
— Cap's Bucky (@lewistevebucky) January 24, 2023
@ the academy nominating Ana De Armas over Viola Davis or Danielle Deadwyler pic.twitter.com/2Bbh9mIaZZ
— lewis 🎞️ (@lewisjwr) January 24, 2023
list of actresses who deserved that best actress nom instead of ana de armas pic.twitter.com/oDuQnMb6Lj
— mimi (@blyfilms) January 24, 2023
Other actresses nominated in this category include Cate Blanchett for Tár, Andrea Riseborough (Leslie), Michelle Williams (The Fablemans) and Michelle Yeoh for Everything everywhere at once.
Action of the film Warrior Queen takes place in the African Kingdom of Dahomey, which at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries was an important country on the continent. The protagonist of the project is Nanisca, the commander of a military unit of female warriors. Together with her daughter, she has to repel the attacks of the French and stand against hostile tribes that have violated the border of her country and the inviolability of its inhabitants.