Viola Davis and Helen Mirren hadn’t even started reading the teleprompter yet and Twitter was already writing their buddy cop comedy. Viola and Helen together is a pairing I didn’t expect but in hindsight, it’s perfect. They’re both legends. They both can give a singular look or an eye-roll worthy of a Golden Globe and they nailed this bit presenting Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
It’s not even that funny but I was laughing the whole way through. They made all of the other presenters look amateur, stale and awkward in comparison.
Can Twitter make this movie happen like the Lupita/Rihanna/Issa/Ava one? There doesn’t even need to be a plot. Just put a camera on Viola Davis and Helen Mirren at a bar and I’m sold. Actually, give me the behind-the-scenes footage of before and after this picture was taken and I’ll turn it into a riveting Netflix doc.
As into Helen and Viola I am, we need to talk about Viola Davis and no one else for a second. Look. At. Auntie. Viola. SHINE. I dramatically spat my juice back into my glass and on myself when I first saw Viola Davis on my screen. She looked unreal. Like, how can an actual living human being look this flawless? After I cleaned up the drink I spat on myself, I was already tearing up at Viola’s natural hair gleaming in the sunlight when she came through with this beautiful message to sexual assault victims.
Viola Davis had a beautiful message on the red carpet tonight 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/JZGQDmo6xz— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 8, 2018
I’ll leave you with my favourite tweet of the night…
I want Viola Davis to put her finger under my chin and lift my head up and give me a speech about how I can do anything I want in life— bolu babalola. (@BeeBabs) February 27, 2017
… and this GIF, which I will watch after all of my major life highlights from now until forever so it’s like Auntie Viola is cheering me on every step of the way.