Fences Poster

(2016)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2017

Winner
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis
Nominee
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Todd Black
Scott Rudin
Denzel Washington
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Denzel Washington
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.

Golden Globes, USA 2017

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Denzel Washington

BAFTA Awards 2017

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017

Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Denzel Washington
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis
Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Jovan Adepo
Viola Davis
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Russell Hornsby
Saniyya Sidney
Denzel Washington
Mykelti Williamson

AACTA International Awards 2017

Nominee
AACTA International Award
Best Lead Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2017

Winner
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Movie for Grownups
Best Supporting Actor
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Best Grownup Love Story
Viola Davis
Denzel Washington
Best Director
Denzel Washington
Best Screenwriter
August Wilson
Posthumously.
Best Intergenerational Film
Best Buddy Picture
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Denzel Washington

AFI Awards, USA 2017

Winner
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

FENCES towers among the essential tales of America. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis' thundering ... More

FENCES towers among the essential tales of America. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis' thundering performances infuse lightning into the words of August Wilson's iconic stage play, sparking emotion to leap from the screen and live in the heart. Washington's sure direction adds layers of cinematic nuance to embrace a family that stands tall and together in a world demanding happiness and hardship be earned, not asked for - and responsibility resonate in the struggle to "take the crookeds with the straights."


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2016

Winner
AAFCA Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Best Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.
Top 10 Films
2nd place

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2017

Winner
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis
Nominee
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Nominee
EDA Special Mention Award
Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Viola Davis

Art Directors Guild 2017

Nominee
Excellence in Production Design Award
Period Film
David Gropman (production designer)
Karen Schulz Gropman (supervising art director)
Gregory A. Weimerskirch (assistant art director)
Christina Myal (graphic designer)
Christopher St. Pierre (scenic artist)
Warren Drummond (storyboard artist)
Rebecca Brown (set decorator)

Austin Film Critics Association 2016

Winner
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2016

Winner
ACCA
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis
Winner
Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)
Honorable Mentions
Nominee
ACCA
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Denzel Washington
Best Cast Ensemble
Denzel Washington
Viola Davis
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Mykelti Williamson
Russell Hornsby
Jovan Adepo
Saniyya Sidney

BET Awards 2017

Nominee
BET Award
Best Movie
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
For The Magnificent Seven
Best Actress
Viola Davis
For Custody , How to Get Away with Murder and Suicide Squad

Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

Winner
BFCC Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.
Best Ensemble

Black Reel Awards 2017

Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture
Denzel Washington
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Viola Davis
Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Motion Picture
Denzel Washington
Todd Black
Scott Rudin
Outstanding Director, Motion Picture
Denzel Washington
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Jovan Adepo
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Outstanding Screenplay, Motion Picture
August Wilson
Posthumously.
Outstanding Ensemble
Victoria Thomas
Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male
Jovan Adepo
Outstanding Score
Marcelo Zarvos

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director
Denzel Washington
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2017

Winner
COFCA Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards 2017

Nominee
CIFCC Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
2nd place

Denver Film Critics Society 2017

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington

Detroit Film Critics Society, US 2016

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Tied with Greta Gerwig for 20th Century Women (2016).
Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
Denzel Washington
Best Actor
Denzel Washington

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

Nominee
FFCC Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2017

Winner
Dorian Award
Film Performance of the Year - Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
Dorian Award
Film Performance of the Year - Actor
Denzel Washington

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) 2017

Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.

Gold Derby Awards 2017

Winner
Gold Derby Award
Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Lead Actor
Denzel Washington
Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.
Ensemble Cast
Jovan Adepo
Viola Davis
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Russell Hornsby
Saniyya Sidney
Denzel Washington
Mykelti Williamson

Golden Schmoes Awards 2016

Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Actor of the Year
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress of the Year
Viola Davis

Hawaii Film Critics Society 2017

Winner
HFCS Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2017

Nominee
HPA Awards
Outstanding Color Grading - Feature Film
Michael Hatzer
Technicolor

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2017

Winner
HFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington

IGN Summer Movie Awards 2016

Nominee
IGN Award
Best Movie Actress
Viola Davis

Image Awards 2017

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Motion Picture

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2016

Winner
IFJA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2016

Nominee
ICP Award
Best Lead Actor
Denzel Washington
5th place.
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
4th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards 2017

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2017

Winner
INOCA
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2017

Winner
IFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
IFC Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington

Irish Film and Television Awards 2017

Nominee
IFTA Award
Best International Actor
Denzel Washington
Best International Actress
Viola Davis

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Tied with Naomie Harris for Moonlight (2016).

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2016

Winner
Sierra Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
Sierra Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Ensemble

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2017

Nominee
ALFS Award
Supporting Actress of the Year
Viola Davis

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2017

Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington

New York Film Critics, Online 2016

Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Top Films of the Year

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2017

Winner
NCFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2017

Nominee
NTFCA Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
3rd place
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
2nd place

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2017

Nominee
OFCC Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

Online Film & Television Association 2017

Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Picture
Todd Black
Scott Rudin
Denzel Washington
9th Place
Best Ensemble
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
August Wilson
Posthumously.

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2017

Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

PGA Awards 2017

Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Denzel Washington
Scott Rudin
Todd Black

Phoenix Critics Circle 2016

Winner
PCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2016

Winner
PFCS Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis
Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Denzel Washington
Best Ensemble Acting
Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material
August Wilson
Posthumously.

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2016

Winner
SFFCC Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
August Wilson
Posthumously.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2017

Winner
Virtuoso Award
Stephen McKinley Henderson

Satellite Awards 2016

Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis
Best Motion Picture
Best Director
Denzel Washington

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2017

Winner
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Ensemble Cast

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
Tied with Jackie (2016) in 7th place
Best Actor
Denzel Washington

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2016

Winner
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Nominee
TFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

USC Scripter Award 2017

Nominee
USC Scripter Award
Film
August Wilson (screenwriter, author)
Posthumously. Adapted from his play.

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Winner
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2016

Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

Village Voice Film Poll 2016

Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
5th place.
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
3rd place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis
Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Actor
Denzel Washington
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson
Posthumously.

Writers Guild of America, USA 2017

Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
August Wilson (screenplay)
Posthumously. Based on his play

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