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#FencesMovie Cast & Filmmakers React To Academy Awards Nominations

Here are the reactions from cast and filmmakers of FENCES on behalf of the film’s Academy Awards® nominations today for the following:
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

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.”

Read all the reactions after the Jump...

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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