Viola Davis Does Not Attribute Rise in Black Oscar Nominees to #OscarsSoWhite
Viola Davis is becoming a big winner during award season. With an Oscar nomination behind her, and an SAG win for supporting actress over the weekend, Davis was asked whether last year's #OscarsSoWhite backlash was to thank for the rise in black nominees.
Denzel Washington Praises his Team on 'Fences'
Denzel Washington's directorial and starring effort Fences has received solid reception from critics, and stars Viola Davis alongside him. The two reprise their roles from the 2010 Broadway revival of the play, which won a Pulitzer and a Tony in 1987.
Not Quite a Homerun, but close
Fences is the adaptation of the August Wilson play of the same name, and Denzel Washington's 3rd film as a director-actor (after Atwone Fisher and The Great Debaters).
"Fences" began as a 1983 stage play, written by August Wilson. The play was revived in 2010, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis as husband and wife Troy and Rose Maxon, dealing with their challenging family dynamics in 1950's Pittsburgh. Both earned Tony Awards, as did the play (Best Revival).
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in new 'Fences' trailer. I…
Denzel Washington's drama 'Fences' gets it's first teaser tr
Denzel Washington's 'Fences' Gets an End of Year Release Date
Paramount has dated Denzel Washington's latest picture for an award-season release of December 16 in New York and Los Angeles, before going wide on December 25.