-  New York, NY - 11/17/16 - Viola Davis and Denzel Washington  Attend a Fences Special Screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. Fences is directed by  Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson. ... .- Pictured:  Viola Davis and Denzel Washington.- Photo by: Dave Allocca/Starpix.-Location: Walter Reade

New York, NY – 11/17/16 – Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Attend a Fences Special Screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. Fences is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson. … .- Pictured: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington.- Photo by: Dave Allocca/Starpix.-Location: Walter Reade

 

August Wilson’s FENCES earns big Oscar nominations for the 89th Academy Awards which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST.

Here’s how they fared:

BEST PICTURE: FENCES

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Viola Davis, FENCES

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Denzel Washington, FENCES

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: August Wilson, FENCES

Check out their reactions:

DENZEL WASHINGTON 

“Thank you to the Academy for this wonderful recognition and for honoring August Wilson’s brilliant words. I am just lucky to have been entrusted with this project and to have the chance to work with the amazing Viola Davis and the rest of my talented cast and crew.”

VIOLA DAVIS 

“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you Denzel for being at the helm!” 

TODD BLACK | Producer

 “I could not be more excited and grateful to the Academy for recognizing our film. Extending my congratulations to Denzel and Viola and the rest of the fantastic cast and crew of FENCES who brought the words of August Wilson to life. This is a very special day, and I am just thrilled right now.”

CONSTANZA ROMERO WILSON | Wife of August Wilson

“I am overjoyed that August’s work is being recognized, and that millions of people are getting the chance to see FENCES! I feel he would be incredibly proud of the love and care that everyone involved, especially Denzel, invested to make this film possible.”

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