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Denzel Washington, Viola Davis Become Instant Oscar Frontrunners in ‘Fences’

Denzel Washington, Viola Davis Become Instant Oscar Frontrunners in ‘Fences’

The big-screen adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play unspooled for guild members, Oscar voters and press on Saturday.
Viola Davis Doesn’t Shy Away from Sex Scenes Even Though She’s ‘Not a Size 2’: ‘This Is What My Body Looks Like’

Viola Davis Doesn’t Shy Away from Sex Scenes Even Though She’s ‘Not a Size 2’: ‘This Is What My Body Looks Like’

Viola Davis doesn’t mind doing some steamy scenes on-screen — but she wants them to feel genuine. “I’m not a woman who’s a size 2,” Davis, 51, told Tom Hanks on Variety’s “If I’m in a sex scene, I
Viola Davis Delivers Powerful Message of Self-Acceptance: ‘The Privilege of a Lifetime Is Being Who You Are’

Viola Davis Delivers Powerful Message of Self-Acceptance: ‘The Privilege of a Lifetime Is Being Who You Are’

Viola Davis delivered some very powerful words at the Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night. The actress, who won the best supporting actress award for her role in Fences and is nominated for best
La La Land’s High Note: What the Golden Globe Nominations Mean for the 2017 Oscar Race

La La Land’s High Note: What the Golden Globe Nominations Mean for the 2017 Oscar Race

La La Land is singing a happy tune heading into awards season. The critically acclaimed throwback musical leads all Golden Globe contenders, scoring seven nods when the nominations were announced
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Deliver Powerhouse Performances in Fences

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Deliver Powerhouse Performances in Fences

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), a Pittsburgh garbage collector in the early 1950s, is a disgruntled, disappointed man — in a less racist country, he tells wife Rose (Viola Davis), he would have
Viola Davis Remembers Her Dad During Emotional Walk of Fame Speech: ‘I Wish He Were Here’

Viola Davis Remembers Her Dad During Emotional Walk of Fame Speech: ‘I Wish He Were Here’

Viola Davis is the first celebrity to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017, but all she could think about while accepting the honor was her late father. “I wish he were here,” Davis,
How Is Viola Davis Celebrating Her Golden Globe Win? ‘I’m Going to Eat Some Meat’

How Is Viola Davis Celebrating Her Golden Globe Win? ‘I’m Going to Eat Some Meat’

Viola Davis is ready for grub! On Sunday night, the actress took home her very first Golden Globe for her role in Fences. And the five-time nominee planned to celebrate her win with plenty of
Octavia Spencer Told Casey Affleck the Secret to Her Fabulous Golden Globes Night: ‘Less Underwear’

Octavia Spencer Told Casey Affleck the Secret to Her Fabulous Golden Globes Night: ‘Less Underwear’

Octavia Spencer had a certain glow to her at the Golden Globes — and her secret was simply wearing sensible shoes and “less underwear.” The Oscar-winning actress, 46, ditched the Spanx and corsets

Oscars not so white anymore

This year’s Oscar nominations are finally out, and it looks like the Academy took last year’s #OscarsSoWhite campaign to heart. Four of the five films nominated for Best Documentary — “O.J.: Made in
Diversity Wins at SAG Awards as Black Actors and Diverse Casts Take Top Honors

Diversity Wins at SAG Awards as Black Actors and Diverse Casts Take Top Honors

The class of 2017 Screen Actors Guild Award recipients demonstrate the power of diversity and representation. Out of the 13 awards presented at the 23rd annual televised show on Sunday, seven were
Viola Davis on Getting Political at Awards Shows: It’s ‘Everyone’s Duty to Speak Out Against Political Injustice’

Viola Davis on Getting Political at Awards Shows: It’s ‘Everyone’s Duty to Speak Out Against Political Injustice’

Stars have been voicing their opinions about the strained political situation in the U.S. throughout this year’s awards season — and the BAFTA Awards may be no different. With many celebrities using
WATCH: Viola Davis Reveals Her First Movie-Star Crush

WATCH: Viola Davis Reveals Her First Movie-Star Crush

Viola Davis doesn’t have to think twice when it comes to her first celebrity crush. The Fences Oscar nominee, 51, shared some candid confessions with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director
See Viola Davis’ Best Roles

See Viola Davis’ Best Roles

The Oscar nominee could make history with a win for 'Fences'
See Viola Davis’ Best Roles

See Viola Davis’ Best Roles

The Oscar nominee could make history with a win for 'Fences'
Ranking All the Best Picture Nominees — By How Hard They’ll Make You Cry

Ranking All the Best Picture Nominees — By How Hard They’ll Make You Cry

When it comes to the Oscar-nominated films that make up the ceremony’s Best Picture category, it’s more than likely every contender will fit at least one of these four groups: Biopics, devastating
Who Could, Should and Will Win at the 89th Academy Awards

Who Could, Should and Will Win at the 89th Academy Awards

I have a complicated relationship with the Academy Awards. Read more...
Viola Davis Gave An Academy Award Acceptance Speech To Remember

Viola Davis Gave An Academy Award Acceptance Speech To Remember

As expected by everyone, Viola Davis claimed the Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in Fences. Her acceptance speech was the kind you’ll see replayed on Academy Award broadcasts fifty years into
Viola Davis Wins First Oscar For ‘Fences’

Viola Davis Wins First Oscar For ‘Fences’

She wins for best supporting actress.
‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture Oscar After Stunning Snafu

‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture Oscar After Stunning Snafu

Another film was initially announced as the winner.
Congrats to Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Ezra Edelman, Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney for Their Oscar Wins!

Congrats to Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Ezra Edelman, Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney for Their Oscar Wins!

Mahershala Ali literally set the tone for the evening as he walked onstage to accept the first award of the night. Ali, who won for best supporting actor in Moonlight, made history as he became the
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