Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Nominated for Best Picture, Actor (Danzel Washington) and Best Screenplay.
In this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, an African American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. Working as a trash collector in 1950s Pittsburgh, Troy Maxson (Danzel Washington) struggles to raise his family while trying to transcend the bitter experience of being a talented baseball player denied the opportunity to play in the majors because of his race.
Washington Post: Ringing with both ancient wisdom and searing relevance, Fences feels as if it’s been crafted for the ages, and for this very minute.