Well it looks like Denzel will be jumping back into the Oscar hunt with his latest movie “Fences.” Denzel seems to have taken a little break from more dramatic roles lately (i.e. The Equalizer & 2 Guns), with his last Academy Award Nomination coming back in 2013 for the movie Flight. And if this movie trailer is any indication, Denzel might want to make room for a new gold statue.
When the trailer for “The Revenant” came out, everyone and their mother knew that Leonardo DiCaprio was finally going to win an Oscar. Same can be said for Denzel and Fences. But Denzel isn’t the only one who could possibly be nominated. Viola Davis also stars, and she could be taking home a gold statue as well.
Fences is based on the Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award winning play of the same name. It tells the story of an African American family’s struggle of living in America during the 1950s. Both Denzel and Viola starred in the 2010 stage revival of Fences, and also took home Tony Awards for Best Actor & Actress in a Play. Fences was written by American playwright August Wilson and the film is directed by Denzel Washington.
Fences hits theaters December 25, 2016.