Widows (2018)

Widows (2018)

Director: Steve McQueen Writer(s): Gillian Flynn, Lynda La Plante, Steve McQueen Starring: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Jon Bernthal, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, Carrie Coon, Garret Dillahunt, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall, Lukas...
Untitled Harriet Tubman Project (2018)

Untitled Harriet Tubman Project (2018)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Kirk Ellis Starring: Viola Davis Synopsis: The life of Civil War-era activist Harriet Tubman, who worked to liberate slaves in the American South by developing an a secretive system that allowed them to escape to freedom....
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (2018)

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (2018)

Director: Claire McCarthy Writer(s): Claire McCarthy, Ann Weisgarber Starring: Viola Davis, Quvenzhané Wallis Synopsis: A heavily pregnant woman on an isolated, drought-stricken ranch is not certain if she can trust her husband to put her...
Custody (2016)

Custody (2016)

Director: James Lapine Writer(s): James Lapine Starring: Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ellen Burstyn, Jaden Michael, Bryce Lorenzo, Nicholas L. Ashe, Julius Tennon, Karen Pittman, Roger Robinson, Shenell Edmonds, Tarik Lowe,...
89th Annual Oscar Nominations Announced *Update*

89th Annual Oscar Nominations Announced *Update*

from Variety.com Event: 89th Annual Oscar Awards Date: February 26, 2017 Location: Hollywood, California Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard,...
Small Great Things (2018)

Small Great Things (2018)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): Jodi Picoult (novel) Starring: Viola Davis, Julia Roberts Synopsis: The novel follows Ruth Jefferson, a veteran African America delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital who is assigned to a new case, only to find out the that the...
Night Shift (2016)

Night Shift (2016)

Director: Marshall Tyler Writer(s): Marshall Tyler Starring: Tunde Adebimpe, China Shavers, Cisco Reyes, Red Grant, Cairos Heinen, Paul James Jordan Synopsis: Get a glimpse into one night in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles...
Fences (2016)

Fences (2016)

Director: Denzel Washington Writer(s): August Wilson, Tony Kushner Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, Benjamin Donlow, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Mark Falvo, Malik Abdul Khaaliq,...
BAFTA to Hosts Viola Davis Career Retrospective

BAFTA to Hosts Viola Davis Career Retrospective

VENUE: BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London DATE:  January 15, 2017 The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced today that BAFTA-nominated actress Viola Davis will discuss her craft and career at a special ‘BAFTA A Life in...
48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are in. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2017 at a ceremony airing live on TV One. Anthony Anderson will return as host. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Beyoncé Knowles Viola Davis Regina King Dwayne...
Actors on Actors: Tom Hanks & Viola Davis

Actors on Actors: Tom Hanks & Viola Davis

Tom Hanks and Viola Davis chatted during a taping of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” on a range of topics, including sex scenes and diversity on TV vs film. For more, tune in when the fifth season of the series, presented by The Venetian Las Vegas,...
Conversations: Q&A with FENCES

Conversations: Q&A with FENCES

Q&A with Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney of FENCES. Moderated by Jenelle Riley,...
Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

from Variety Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees, such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson,...
Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad (2016)

Director: David Ayer Writer(s): David Ayer, John Ostrander Starring: Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Common, Sabine Mondestin, Brianna Goldie,...
S&A Chats with Meegan Good

S&A Chats with Meegan Good

By Aramide A Tinubu | Shadow and Act Meagan Good has been working in the entertainment industry for well over twenty years. She first burst onto the scene as the troubled and secretive tween, Cicely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons’ 1960’s era “Eve’s...

Debbie Allen Discusses Her Many Roles in Grey’s Anatomy Season 12

Elizabeth Wagmeister | Variety Debbie Allen rose to fame with “Fame,” serving as a director, producer and choreographer. She was also the first black woman to be Emmy-nominated in the dramatic lead actress category. More than three decades later, she has a...
Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of Fences

Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of Fences

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act Viola Davis, who won a Tony award for her performance in the 2010 Broadway production of “Fences,” has revealed that she will appear in a screen adaptation of the August Wilson play. “They are...
Viola on How To Get Away With Murder Season 2

Viola on How To Get Away With Murder Season 2

By Antonia Blyth | Deadline Hollywood It’s become an infamous TV moment: Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis removed her wig and wiped away her make-up as Annalise Keating on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, and the show took on a whole new edge. That...
Lila and Eve (2015)

Lila and Eve (2015)

Director: Charles Stone III Writer(s): Pat Gilfillan Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Shea Whigham, Aml Ameen, Andre Royo, Yolonda Ross, Chris Chalk, Teddy Williams, Atkins Estimond, Ron Caldwell Synopsis: Two distraught mothers, whose children...
Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

by Anthony D’Alessandro | Deadline Hollywood The Primetime Emmys showed substantial progress this year in recognizing African-American thesps, who received 18 nominations across all acting categories — easily eclipsing last year’s record...
Actors on Actors: Viola Davis and Jane Fonda

Actors on Actors: Viola Davis and Jane Fonda

on Tackling Serious Issues With Their Characters Variety Staff | Variety.com The following is part of Variety’s Actors on Actor Emmy Studio. For more videos, click here. Jane Fonda: What is so interesting to me about movie acting and television acting —...
Viola Davis Talks ‘Murder’

Viola Davis Talks ‘Murder’

Mannie Holmes | @MannieHolmes_ | Variety.com Actress Viola Davis was pretty open at Thursday night’s “How To Get Away With Murder” FYC event at Sunset Gower Studios. “I was tired of being the third girl from the left kinda feeling like I was...
Empire Leads 2015 TCA Nominations

Empire Leads 2015 TCA Nominations

Debra Birnbaum | Variety.com Freshman shows topped the Television Critics Association annual awards, with Fox’s “Empire” and Amazon’s “Transparent” leading the pack with four nods each, including the prestigious program of the year....
Morgan Freeman to Produce Bass Reeves story for HBO

Morgan Freeman to Produce Bass Reeves story for HBO

Nellie Andreeva | Deadline Hollywood The story of one of the least known heroes of the Old West, Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves, is finally headed to the screen. HBO has HBO logoput in development an untitled event miniseries project, from Morgan Freeman and Lori...
Viola Davis Developing Harriet Tubman Movie at HBO

Viola Davis Developing Harriet Tubman Movie at HBO

Cynthia Littleton | @Variety_Cynthia | Variety.com Viola Davis is attached to star in an HBO telepic about the life of Harriet Tubman, the activist who helped devise a system that allowed hundreds of slaves to escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Davis is...
Suicide Squad: First Cast Photo Revealed

Suicide Squad: First Cast Photo Revealed

Variety.com Director David Ayer tweeted the first cast photo of “Suicide Squad” on Wednesday. The star-studded group, which includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney, sat down for a table reading before the film starts...
Viola Davis in Custody

Viola Davis in Custody

by Jennifer Maas • @jmaas421 | EW.com Oscar nominees Viola Davis and Catalina Sandino Moreno are attached to star in the James Lapine-directed drama Custody. The Into the Woods author also penned the film’s script, which follows a judge (Davis) who presides...
Viola Davis Only Has One Picture of Herself

Viola Davis Only Has One Picture of Herself

by Natalie Abrams | Entertainment Weekly …from her childhood. In it she’s a kindergartner wearing a red, blue, and white jumper, with a ponytail sticking out from her head. “That’s the little girl I remember,” recalls Davis, 49, who grew...
Blackhat (2015)

Blackhat (2015)

Director: Michael Mann Writer(s): Morgan Davis Foehl (screenplay), Michael Mann (screenplay), Michael Mann (story) and Morgan Davis Foehl (story) Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang Synopsis: A furloughed convict and his American and...
Get on Up (2014)

Get on Up (2014)

Director: Tate Taylor Writer(s): Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Steven Baigelman Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Josh Hopkins, Brandon...
Dark Girls (2011)

Dark Girls (2011)

Directors: D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke Writer(s): D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke Stars: Stephanie A., Soren Baker, Joni Bovill, Kirk Bovill, Viola Davis, Corinne Gilliard, Bill Johnson, Emily Yang Synopsis: Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases...
The Help (2011)

The Help (2011)

Director: Tate Taylor Writer(s): Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cicely Tyson, Aunjanue Ellis, Roslyn Ruff, Tarra Riggs, Carol Lee, Carol Sutton, Millicent Bolton, Florence Roach,...
Antwone Fisher (2002)

Antwone Fisher (2002)

Director: Denzel Washington Writer(s): Antwone Fisher Actors: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Leonard Earl Howze, Kente Scott, Novella Nelson, Yolonda Ross, De’Angelo Wilson,...
Out of Sight (1998)

Out of Sight (1998)

Director: Steven Soderbergh Writer(s): Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank Starring: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, Don Cheadle, Isaiah Washington, James Black, Wendell B. Harris Jr., Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson Synopsis: A...

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