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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis enter Oscar race with 'Fences' trailer

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis enter Oscar race with 'Fences' trailer

Even before production began on “Fences” in  April, many awards season pundits already had the film’s stars on their lists of likely Oscar nominees.

On Tuesday, we got to see why, when Paramount Pictures put out the first trailer for the movie starring Viola Davis and Denzel Washington, who also served as the film’s director. 

Of course, the Broadway production of “Fences” has long been a critical darling. August Wilson, who wrote the play and adapted it for the big screen, won a Pulitzer Prize for his work in 1987. That year, “Fences” also swept the Tony Awards, winning for best play, direction, featured actress...

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