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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis On their Friendship and 20-Year Working Relationship

16 February 2017 10:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Denzel Washington doesn’t remember exactly when he met Viola Davis — but she does. It was 21 years ago when Davis was starring in the 1996 Broadway production of August Wilson’s play Seven Guitars.

“He came and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I met Denzel Washington!'” Davis recalls to People alongside her Fences costar and fellow Oscar nominee. The two became better acquainted years later when Washington, 62, cast Davis, 51, in his 2002 directorial debut, Antwone Fisher.

I remember you were at the Trump Towers holding the auditions,” Davis says to Washington.

“I tell you what, it was a short audition process after that, »

- Kara Warner

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‘Moonlight’ Has 8 Oscar Nominations, But An Adapted Screenplay Win Is Almost Guaranteed

13 February 2017 7:06 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Don’t abandon hope, “Moonlight” lovers.

On Sunday, the BAFTAs shut out “Moonlight,” which had four nominations. Among them, writer-director Barry Jenkins competed in the Original Screenplay category against eventual BAFTA winner Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester By the Sea”). These two also compete at the Writers Guild. On Oscar night February 26th, when “Moonlight” has eight chances to win, it should take home at least one Oscar in another category, Best Adapted Screenplay.

The BAFTA for Adapted Screenplay went to Australian writer Luke Davies for “Lion.” But at Saturday’s USC Scripter Awards, which have accurately predicted the adapted category for the last six years, “Moonlight” beat “Lion.” On Oscar night, “Moonlight” should do that again.

Here’s how the Adapted Screenplay Oscar race shakes out.

Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”)

The Academy moved two scripts, “Moonlight” and “Loving,” from Original to Adapted. Technically, the play Jenkins adapted with McCraney, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Moonlight’ Has 8 Oscar Nominations, But An Adapted Screenplay Win Is Almost Guaranteed

13 February 2017 7:06 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Don’t abandon hope, “Moonlight” lovers.

On Sunday, the BAFTAs shut out “Moonlight,” which had four nominations. Among them, writer-director Barry Jenkins competed in the Original Screenplay category against eventual BAFTA winner Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester By the Sea”). These two also compete at the Writers Guild. On Oscar night February 26th, when “Moonlight” has eight chances to win, it should take home at least one Oscar in another category, Best Adapted Screenplay.

The BAFTA for Adapted Screenplay went to Australian writer Luke Davies for “Lion.” But at Saturday’s USC Scripter Awards, which have accurately predicted the adapted category for the last six years, “Moonlight” beat “Lion.” On Oscar night, “Moonlight” should do that again.

Here’s how the Adapted Screenplay Oscar race shakes out.

Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”)

The Academy moved two scripts, “Moonlight” and “Loving,” from Original to Adapted. Technically, the play Jenkins adapted with McCraney, »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscars: Viola Davis on Denzel Washington's "Very Rare" Directing Method and What White Americans Can Learn From 'Fences'

11 February 2017 9:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Fences. Starring with Denzel Washington, who also directed the adaptation of August Wilson's play, Davis plays Rose, the emotional heart of a black family in the 1950s. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke with the actress about the project for THR last fall.

You also were directed by Denzel in Antwone Fisher. What kind of director is he?

I see Denzel as an actor's director, which is very rare, by the way.

August Wilson once said that his plays offer white Americans a different way »

- THR Staff

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Fences review

9 February 2017 4:58 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Denzel Washington directs for the third time, and Fences is the end result. A triumph, too.

Transferring a multi Tony award winning play to the screen was always going to be a delicate balancing act, incorporating the intimacy of theatre with the broad scope of cinema. However, Denzel Washington’s third directorial outing (following Antwone Fisher, The Debaters) does exactly that. Washington delivers a towering adaptation of noted American playwright August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama Fences, which masterly navigates soulful and complex themes in 1950’s Pittsburgh.

Since its lauded Broadway premiere 33 years ago, a film production seemed increasingly inevitable after Paramount acquired the rights back in 1987, with then producer Eddie Murphy also gunning for co-star status, after searching for a suitable vehicle in which to take on a more serious film role. Wilson's non-negotiable and vocal insistence for an African-American director to helm the substantial venture resulted in »

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Movie Review – Fences (2016)

9 February 2017 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fences, 2016.

Directed by Denzel Washington.

Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, and Russell Hornsby.

Synopsis:

Set in 1950’s Pittsburgh ‘Fences’ follows Troy Maxson (Washington) and his wife Rose (Davis) over the course of a decade. Adapted from the August Wilson play it is one of ten which sought to verbalise and explore the African American experience specifically. A body of work which is now referred to as the ‘August Wilson Century Cycle’.

To fully appreciate this film ignorance of any back history is essential. However if that is unavoidable and you arrive knowing that Washington and Davis performed Fences on stage, with it will come a certain amount of expectation. And thankfully on this occasion the acclaim is not without merit, as both bring chemistry, knowledge and depth to their portrayals of Troy and Rose Maxson. Other players to make the leap include Stephen McKinley Henderson’s Jim Bono, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Fences review: Dir. Denzel Washington (2017)

6 February 2017 12:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fences review: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are flawless in this stunning adaptation of August Wilson’s 1980s Pulitzer-winner.

Fences review by Paul Heath, February 2017.

Fences review

Denzel Washington leads the cast and takes a trip behind the camera to direct for the first time since Antwone Fisher for Fences, the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.

In the film, Washington plays Troy Maxson, a Pittsburgh native and former baseball player with all of the makings of a professional career ahead of him. However, his dreams of joining a pro team are halted almost immediately as the rules stipulated at the time prevent black players from signing. Decades on from those ambitious younger days we find Troy in the 1950s, working a dead-end job as a sanitation worker with only Friday to look forward to. He works alongside long-time friend Jim Bono (Stephen Henderson »

- Paul Heath

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Santa Barbara Fest Honors Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Raft of Artisans

1 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will screen a wide array of films, scores of them world or U.S. premieres, and pay tribute to film luminaries, including Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Isabelle Huppert, and Casey Affleck.

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams

Cinema Vanguard Award

The “Manchester by the Sea” co-stars, both Oscar- nominated for their roles in Kenneth Lonergan’s drama about a taciturn Boston handyman with a tortured past, will receive the Cinema Vanguard honor on Feb. 5. Affleck has one earlier nomination under his belt, for “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” while Williams previously scored three Academy Award nominations — for “Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine,” and “My Week With Marilyn.”

Jeff Bridges

American Riviera Award

The Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water” star is being honored for his contribution to film by the festival. A child of Hollywood — his father, Lloyd, »

- Diane Garrett

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Oscar-Nominated ‘Fences’ Producer Says He’s Mistaken for African-American

24 January 2017 1:01 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Longtime Denzel Washington collaborator Todd Black earned his first career Oscar nomination on Tuesday as a producer of Paramount’s adaptation of the acclaimed August Wilson play “Fences.” But Black, whose credits include such films as Washington’s “Antwone Fisher” and Will Smith’s “The Pursuit of Happyness,” says people often leap to the wrong conclusion before they meet him. “It’s a funny thing,” Black told TheWrap on Tuesday. “People who go to my office for the first time will say sometimes, ‘Oh, my God, you’re white!’ Maybe it’s my name… But I really don’t know how it happened that way. »

- Meriah Doty

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Denzel Washington to Receive Career Honor From Hollywood Publicists

12 January 2017 8:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood publicists have selected Denzel Washington as Motion Picture Showman of the Year in recognition of his career achievements.

Washington will be honored at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists awards on Feb. 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Denzel continues to excel as a major creative force in filmmaking while also recognizing the key role that publicity and promotion play in the success of filmmaking,” said awards committee chairman Henri Bollinger. .”His understanding of what it takes to attract movie audiences supports his exceptional talents as an actor and filmmaker..”

Washington produced, directed, wrote and stars in the drama “Fences,” and also reprised the Tony Award-winning role he played on Broadway in 2010.

Icg National President Steven Poster said, .”Denzel Washington brings a unique reality and a dignity to every character he portrays, be they actual or imagined people, good guys or bad. I always look forward to seeing him on screen. »

- Dave McNary

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Denzel Washington Interview: The Director Reveals How He Opened Up ‘Fences’

11 January 2017 8:56 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ever since I first met Denzel Washington on the set of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X,” I’ve felt comfortable with him. Maybe it’s because he and my mother grew up in the same working-class New York suburb, Mount Vernon. Fact is, I grew up in the film industry with Washington, along with Mel Gibson, Debra Winger, Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, and John Travolta; we’re all close to the same age.

I know the way he swings his tall body into that loping, cocky walk. And it’s fun to watch him, in the green room at the Writers Guild, enthusiastically wave his hands around when he talks about directing. He’s in a good mood: His August Wilson film adaptation of “Fences” has been enthusiastically received, by critics, audiences and — perhaps most crucially for its Oscar chances — actors, landing the coveted SAG Ensemble nomination.

In his third directorial outing (“The Debaters, »

- Anne Thompson

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Denzel Washington Interview: The Director Reveals How He Opened Up ‘Fences’

11 January 2017 8:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ever since I first met Denzel Washington on the set of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X,” I’ve felt comfortable with him. Maybe it’s because he and my mother grew up in the same working-class New York suburb, Mount Vernon. Fact is, I grew up in the film industry with Washington, along with Mel Gibson, Debra Winger, Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, and John Travolta; we’re all close to the same age.

I know the way he swings his tall body into that loping, cocky walk. And it’s fun to watch him, in the green room at the Writers Guild, enthusiastically wave his hands around when he talks about directing. He’s in a good mood: His August Wilson film adaptation of “Fences” has been enthusiastically received, by critics, audiences and — perhaps most crucially for its Oscar chances — actors, landing the coveted SAG Ensemble nomination.

In his third directorial outing (“The Debaters, »

- Anne Thompson

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