Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington, Issa Rae Earn American Black Film Festival Honors

The film veteran and rising television star were just two of several Black Hollywood figures recognized at the ceremony.

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Black Thespian Excellence Shines at SAG Awards

The “Hidden Figures” cast, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Mahershala Ali dominated the film awards. 

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'Moonlight,' 'Fences' and Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and four others round out the most diverse Academy Awards acting nominee pool ever.

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'This is Us' Star Sterling K. Brown is Excited About the Future of Black Stories on Film and TV

“To be African-American and alive—it’s a good thing,” said the Emmy award-winning actor to The Undefeated. 

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3 Questions With ‘Fences’ Star Jovan Adepo

We talked to Adepo, who plays the embittered son in “Fences,” about working with heavy hitters, the state of Black Hollywood and being a “revolutionary optimist.” 

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Black Women Dominate SAG Awards' Best Supporting Actress Nominations

It’s the first time since 2008 that women of color are a majority in that group.

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'Moonlight,' 'Atlanta' Earn Golden Globe Noms

Several directors, writers and performers of color in television and film were nominated for Golden Globes.

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ICYMI: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Dig Into 'Fences' With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Washington and Davis discussed their upcoming movie, adapted from August Wilson’s eponymous play, and its present-day resonance with the NBA legend and social activist for The Hollywood Reporter’s new cover story. 

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WATCH: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Reprise Broadway Roles in 'Fences' Trailer

August Wilson adapted his own acclaimed play about a working-class Black family in Pittsburgh for the upcoming film, directed by Washington.

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Denzel Washington Brings Life to John Coltrane's Words in New 'Chasing Trane' Promo

Wynton Marsalis and Bill Clinton also discuss Coltrane’s immense legacy in the forthcoming documentary.

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Tituss Burgess is Turning 'The Preacher's Wife' Into a Broadway Musical

The Emmy-nominated “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star already wrote the score and lyrics for the upcoming musical. 

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John Coltrane Documentary, Narrated by Denzel Washington, to Debut

“Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8.

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W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu Launch Election-Focused Podcast

“Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu” debuts today.

10 Times the Oscars Snubbed Black People

From Ava DuVernay to Forest Whitaker, here are just a few of the Black performers and creators that the Academy told, “Nah, we’ll go with a White person.” 

CBS Greenlights Pilot for 'Training Day' Series With Race-Swapped Leads

Antoine Fuqua, director of the original film, will helm the upcoming series. 

ICYMI: 3 Life-Getting Golden Globes Moments

Eva Longoria and America Ferrera openly clowned the awards for their racism, and winner Taraji P. Henson handed out actual cookies. Cookies.  

Denzel Washington to Receive Honorary Golden Globe

Washington will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in January. 

Anika Noni Rose on 'A Raisin in the Sun': 'You Have to be Able to Trust' on Stage

The revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s signature play has been nominated for five Tony Awards.

Broadway Revival of 'A Raisin in the Sun' Picks Up 5 Tony Nominations

Lorraine Hansberry’s classic still resonates.

Watch Denzel Have to Tell Everyone At Golden Globes That's His Daughter, Not His Wife

Several respected news agencies (including the New York Times) issued corrections after they identified Washington’s daughter as his wife Pauletta.