Twitter is ready for Fantasia Barrino to get her custom purple dress for 2024 because they smell an Oscar win coming.
Yesterday (May 22), Fantasia, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Taraji P. Henson, and more starred in the first trailer of 2023’s The Color Purple. The upcoming film is a musical adaptation of the same-titled book and remake of the 1985 movie.
While snippets of Fantasia’s voice in the trailer shocked some fans, others rejoiced after watching her prepare for the moment for years. In 2004, the 38-year-old singer’s life changed when she won “American Idol.” A few years later, she auditioned for Dreamgirls, but Jennifer Hudson ultimately got the role. Instead, she joined the Broadway musical “The Color Purple,” starring as Celie Johnson.
Yall are not ready for Fantasia in the color purple movie! Just know she’s going to kill it just like she did on stage! pic.twitter.com/6WptkwAbEr
— Nick Cannon vasectomy doctor (@TheRealJayCee__) May 23, 2023
However, the Grammy Award winner’s preparation for the lead role in the forthcoming movie didn’t stop there. In 2007, Fantasia represented the musical at the 61st Tony Awards by performing its song “I’m Here.”
If you’re still not excited about The Color Purple movie musical after that trailer. Let me introduced you to Fantasia’s version of I’m Here pic.twitter.com/nvKuGCUPIY
— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) May 22, 2023
Sixteen years later, viewers listened as Fantasia belted out part of the lyrics in the upcoming film’s trailer. And now, the internet is already crowning the North Carolina native a 2024 Oscar winner for her heartfelt role. On Twitter, one user said, “Halle Bailey and Fantasia are coming for their Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nomination and win at the Oscars!”
Halle Bailey and Fantasia are COMING for their Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nomination and win at the Oscars!
— 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊 💋 (@MJFINESSELOVER) May 22, 2023
A second user penned a message to the Academy Awards after the 1985 film received over 10 Oscar nominations and took home zero wins. “The Color Purple holds the record for the film with the most nominations without a single win!” the user tweeted. “[The movie] lost 11 Oscar nominations. Somebody better right that wrong next year, the Academy [Awards].”
The Color Purple holds the record for the film with the most nominations without a single win! Lost 11 Oscar nominations. Somebody better right that wrong next year . @TheAcademy pic.twitter.com/0ijfw4WRRr
— Mikey the Alien Superstar (@JAMikey32) May 22, 2023
If Fantasia wins a 2024 Oscar, she will become the second “American Idol” member to do it, with Hudson becoming the first in 2007. See more Twitter users predict Fantasia’s pending Oscar win below:
December 25, 2006 (DREAMGIRLS)
December 25, 2023 (THE COLOR PURPLE)
When Fantasia becomes the second American Idol alum to win an Oscar for a movie musical >>> pic.twitter.com/nYoEysdfek
— Kyle (@onthebulletin) May 22, 2023
– FUTURE ACADEMY AWARD WINNER. pic.twitter.com/AGu9IXOmvC
— Rob Milton (@therobmilton) May 22, 2023
And fantasia is getting an Oscar. pic.twitter.com/WVDzullAIF
— t. (@lighttmylove) May 22, 2023
Oscar winner Fantasia Barrino has a nice ring to it pic.twitter.com/DG8oAqB6a9
— 💫 (@heyjaeee) May 22, 2023
Oscar Winner Fantasia Barrino loading 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/hrujATUPHR
— Serena's Racquet (@kendalljamaal) May 22, 2023
FANTASIA OSCAR WINNING ACTRESS 2024
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@keyon) May 22, 2023
Fantasia is gonna get an Oscar I fear. pic.twitter.com/v67CMYfLdP
— Dr. Jon Paul (They/Them/Tired)🏳️🌈 (@DoctorJonPaul) May 23, 2023
Already campaigning for Fantasia’s oscar nom as we speak pic.twitter.com/E8sfmG4Gyv
— EK (@eksforce) May 22, 2023
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