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Viola Davis: 'African-american Stories Deserve To Be Told'

The Help actress won the Best Supporting Actress award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for her role in Fences, about a working-class African-American family living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

La La Land Wins Big At Baftas

'La La Land' was the big winner at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.The feel good movie musical triumphed at the annual awards ceremony - which took place on Sunday (12.02.17) at the Royal Albert...

La La Land Wins Big At Baftas

'La La Land' was the big winner at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.The feel good movie musical triumphed at the annual awards ceremony - which took place on Sunday (12.02.17) at the Royal Albert...

Viola Davis 'Always Surprised' By Award Show Invites

Viola Davis is ''always surprised'' to be invited to award ceremonies.The 'Fences' star admits she sometimes finds it hard to believe that she has been asked to attend so many award shows despite winning a...

Taraji P. Henson And Viola Davis Win Big At Naacp Image Awards

Henson's movie Hidden Figures was a big winner at the 48th annual ceremony held at the Pasadena Conference Center, California, on Saturday (11Feb17), scooping Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Actress in a Motion...

Denzel Washington's Fences Shoot Was Continuously Interrupted By Elderly Neighbour

The Training Day actor had double the responsibility on Fences, a film adaptation of August Wilson's play, as he served as director and actor, portraying the downtrodden Troy alongside Viola Davis, who plays his...

Denzel Washington: Meryl Streep Should Be The Oscar Statue

Denzel Washington says The Academy should re-design the Oscar statuette to look like Meryl Streep - in recognition of her success at the ceremony.The 62-year-old Hollywood star's film 'Fences' is up for four Oscars at...

Denzel Washington: 'Viola Davis Better Win The Oscar!'

Denzel directed the big screen adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name, reprising his role as sanitation worker Troy Maxon opposite his Broadway co-stars Viola, actors Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby...

Cynthia Erivo To Portray Harriet Tubman In Biopic

Seith Mann's film, Harriet, is not the only project in the works about Tubman, who escaped slavery and subsequently led over 300 slaves to freedom through the fabled Underground Railroad's secret routes and...

Viola Davis Set To Star With Julia Roberts In Small Great Things

Viola Davis is to star with Julia Roberts in new movie 'Small Great Things'.The 51-year-old actress - who last weekend won the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a...

Viola Davis' Husband Cried At Fences

Viola Davis' husband cried watching 'Fences'.The 51-year-old actress picked up the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role at Sunday's (29.01.17) ceremony and Julius Tennon - with...

Viola Davis: 'Oscars Backlash Isn't Responsible For Rise In Black Nominees'

The 2016 Oscars hit headlines due to only white names receiving nominations in key categories, prompting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to endorse a host of changes in a bid to increase...

Denzel Washington Predicted Casey Affleck Win

Denzel Washington expected Casey Affleck to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor.The 'Fences' star was stunned to pick up the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role award at...

Fences Triumphs At Sags

'Fences' stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis triumphed at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday (29.01.17).The 62-year-old actor was amazed to scoop his first-ever SAG, the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in...

Denzel Washington Shocked By Sag Win

Denzel Washington was stunned to pick up his first-ever Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award on Sunday (29.01.17).The 62-year-old actor admitted he didn't have ''faith'' in himself and hadn't written a speech as he had expected...

Viola Davis Eases Foot Pain At Sag Awards With Miracle Spray

The Hidden Figures star always suffers on the red carpet in designer heels and on Sunday she was determined to glide and feel good. "I sprayed a little thing on my toe...

Denzel Washington Tips Viola Davis For Oscar Win

Denzel Washington is convinced Viola Davis will win an Oscar for 'Fences'.The 62-year-old actor was overwhelmed by his co-star's performance in the 1950s family drama and thinks there are few people who will ever match...

Oscars History Is Made As Three Black Stars Dominate Best Supporting Actress Category

All three are up for Best Supporting Actress for their roles in Fences, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures - the first time three black performers have held a majority in any Academy Awards category....

Denzel Washington Thrilled By Fences' Oscar Nominations

Denzel Washington feels ''lucky to be entrusted'' with the Oscar-nominated 'Fences'.The 62-year-old actor - who directed and plays the lead role in the drama film, based off the late August Wilson's famous play - was...

Diversity Takes Centre Stage At 2017 Oscar Nominations

Diversity took centre stage at the 89th Academy Award nominations.The Academy will no doubt be hoping to put last year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy behind them after it was revealed seven people of colour have been listed...

La La Land Leads Oscar Nominations

'La La Land' leads the 2017 Oscar nominations with 14 nods.The critically acclaimed musical movie was listed in 14 categories, tying 1997's 'Titanic' record for the most Academy Award nominations.As well as a nod for...

Naomie Harris Reveals Her Golden Globes Nightmare

Naomie Harris couldn't eat or drink at the Golden Globes because her dress was so tight.The 40-year-old actress looked sensational in a Armani Prive gown at the annual awards bash in Beverly Hills, California, earlier...

Viola Davis: 'Motherhood Helped Me Understand Emotional Fences Scene'

The How to Get Away with Murder actress, who picked up a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the wife of Denzel Washington's character in the film, admits she struggled with one scene...

Viola Davis Frightened By Her Potential

Viola Davis found it ''frightening'' realising her power and potential.The 'Fences' star used to think if she put herself down it would make her look more ''humble'' but now realises it is important to show...

Amy Adams Celebrates Walk Of Fame Star With Family

Darren Le Gallo and the couple's six-year-old, Aviana, joined Amy's mother Kathryn as she unveiled the 2,598th star. The honour came days after Amy's Doubt co-star Viola Davis was awarded with the...

Octavia Spencer & Viola Davis Soaked Away Golden Globes Stress

The two stars are neighbours in Hollywood and often enjoy a soak, and when Octavia was in the mood for a little relaxation before the chaos of the red carpet, she called Viola...

Viola Davis: Meryl Streep Warned Me About Her Golden Globes Speech

Meryl Streep warned Viola Davis that her Golden Globes speech would annoy some people.The 'How To Get Away With Murder' star - who presented her close pal with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award...

Viola Davis Honours 'Heartbroken' Pal Meryl Streep With Passionate Globes Speech

Streep heaped praise on Davis on Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday (05Jan17) as she unveiled her plaque, and the Fences star returned the favour three days later as she presented the Cecil B. DeMille...

La La Land Wins Seven Globes

'La La Land' broke Golden Globe Awards records after picking up seven prizes on Sunday (08.01.17).The musical went one better than the six wins previously received by 1975's 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' and...

La La Land Breaks Golden Globe Records

'La La Land' became the most decorated film in Golden Globes history after winning seven awards on Sunday (08.01.17).The musical triumphed in every category it was nominated for, including Best Actor and Actress - Musical...

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