Can we give the 'Fences' trailer an Academy Award?


If the Academy gave out Oscars on the basis of trailers alone, I think Denzel Washington and Viola Davis would have their categories on lock for 2017. The first teaser for Fences was released today, and this wrenching domestic drama looks like a Movie with a capital M:

That is a lot of feelings for 110 seconds of trailer.

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the August Wilson play—which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony for Best Play in 1997—centers around a baseball player (Washington, who also directs the Paramount adaptation) turned sanitation worker and his wife (Davis) and family.


We know it's only September, but please, Oscars—don't be so white this year. Fences will open nationwide on December 25.

Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.

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