Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Viola Davis On Fire Twice in One Night: NY Screening of “Fences” and “HTGAWM” Shocker Fall Season Finale


In New York, tonight, as in Los Angeles last week, Viola Davis was on fire. Denzel Washington’s first screening of “Fences” was incendiary. Davis is now in lead position for Best Supporting Actress. Many observers on both coasts want her to go lead. “She’ll win either way she goes,” says a source.

All over the U.S., Viola was also burning on “How to Get Away with Murder” on ABC. The melodramatic hit show finally revealed who died in the fire at Annalise Keating’s house– SPOILER ALERT– it was Wes, played by Alfred Enoch. You know, every TV show kills off a main character now in cliffhangers. Enoch will be fine. The show launched his career.

Meanwhile, Annalise got away with murder. But Viola acquits herself well enough to cause a ruckus in “Fences.” And that’s all we can say we for now. More to come…


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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