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Viola Davis could pull a Denzel Washington at the SAG Awards

Viola Davis could pull a Denzel Washington at the SAG Awards

After losing the Critics Choice and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for Netflix‘s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Viola Davis is now also expected to be bested at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — by “Promising Young Woman’s” Carey Mulligan, who tops our combined SAG Awards odds. But not so fast, I say. Davis could pull off the highly specific thing her “Fences” co-star Denzel Washington did four years ago: win a lead acting prize without preceding Critics Choice and Globe victories.

Like Davis’ current odds in Best Actress, Washington was in second place in our SAG Awards odds for Best Actor in 2017 after his Critics Choice and Globe losses. While he lost both awards to the same person, Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”), Davis fell to two different winners, Mulligan at Critics Choice and Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”) at the Globes. Given

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