With that SAG Awards curse broken, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’s’ Viola Davis could be the latest to join this very exclusive club

With that SAG Awards curse broken, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’s’ Viola Davis could be the latest to join this very exclusive club
Until January 2018, the Screen Actors Guild Awards had a notorious lead actress curse: no one had ever won the category twice. Frances McDormand broke it, taking home a second statuette with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017) to go with her first for “Fargo” (1996). And you know, when the dam breaks, it’s hard to stop the flood. Last season, “Judy’s'” Renee Zellweger won her second lead SAG Award, and now Viola Davis could be next with “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Davis, who previously won for “The Help” (2011), currently tops our odds, holding a 10/3 lead over none other than McDormand (“Nomadland”), who’s at 39/10. Her lead here is actually larger than the one she has over McDormand in our Oscar odds, but that’s not surprising since the SAG Awards adores Davis, who has five wins across film and TV; the other four were for her supporting turn in “Fences
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