Denzel Washington And Viola Davis Are Going For All The Awards In The “Fences” Trailer

Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for Fences, about a black patriarch trying to support his family during the racial turmoil of 1950s United States. / Via Paramount Pictures

Starring two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, Fences has all the ingredients for an entry into the Black Film Canon. / Via Paramount Pictures

People are already calling for Oscar nominations.

The #Fences trailer is here and it’s fantastic! Let’s give Denzel Washington and Viola Davis the Oscar now.

— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik)

Wow. Give #DenzelWashington and @ViolaDavis the #Oscar already!!! #Fences

— Mostafa Depo (@MosDepo)

That #FencesMovie trailer was one of the most intense trailers I have ever seen. They deserve an Oscar just for the trailer tbh… #Fences 🏆

— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY)

Mark my words, Viola Davis will win the Oscar for the Fences movie.

— Petty LuPone (@Tyler_Grigsby)

Ooo I smell an Oscar nomination for Denzel Washington and Viola Davis…#Fences

— Fernando (@Vertrefy)

Fences looks incredible. Someone’s walking from that movie with an Oscar

— Firas (@Aldo7heApache)

Besides being a passion project for Washington (he also directed and produced the film), Fences marks the first time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson has had one of his plays adapted for the big screen.

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Fences swoops into theaters Christmas Day, just in time to prevent another year of #OscarsSoWhite.

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