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Oscars: Viola Davis thinks she isn't going to win


Viola Davis, Oscar-nominated for her performance in Doubt, is considered to be in a neck-and-neck race for the Best Supporting Actress statuette with Penelope Cruz, who got the nod for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. But Davis thinks her chances aren’t so great. “I am not going to write a speech just in case,” she told EW.com at the Women in Film cocktail party Friday night. “There are
so many spectacular performances in my category, including one
unbelievable one by my costar Amy Adams,
so I have kind of given up the even small hope that I might win, which
is probably character revealing. But I already feel like a winner to be
considered.” Still, she’s thought enough about Oscar acceptance speeches to realize what they’ve all been missing. ” I feel like knowing how to rap would totally come in handy
if you were a winner,” she says. “They are always cutting people off, but if you
were a fast rapper you could squeeze all your thank-yous into 30
seconds and that instrumental kickoff music would never catch you.” - reported by Carrie Bell