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Joe Morton on Opportunities for Minority Actors: “It’s harder to break into the film world, whereas television has now changed its parameters”

"Television has decided that it will actually try to, as much as possible, make the world that it creates look like what the world actually looks like" - Joe Morton

Movie Review: ‘Fences’ Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

Directed with confidence by Washington, FENCES is a pure joy to watch with two dynamite actors in the prime of their careers.

Viola Davis on Returning to ‘Fences’: “It was a chance and an opportunity to fix some things I never got right on stage”

"You know when you’re not getting it right, you know when you’re coasting." - Viola Davis

Interview: Gotham’s Chris Chalk on Playing Lucius Fox, Bad Auditions and Why He Likes Helping Young Actors

"Learn what you are as an artist, what your brand is and what you really want. Instead of letting the industry dictate it for you." - Chris Chalk

Watch the Emmy Award Speeches From Viola Davis, Jon Hamm, Peter Dinklage and More !

Watch the 2015 Emmy Award Speeches from Viola Davis, Jon Hamm, Peter Dinklage, julia Louis-Dreyfus and more!

SAG Awards Press Room: Eddie Redmayne, Viola Davis, the Cast of ‘Birdman’ and More!

Here are a handful of videos from last night’s SAG Awards press room where the winners have just been awarded their Actor statue and are ushered backstage to a flurry or reporters vying to get their questions answered. You can tell most are still a bit dazed that they won so watching these videos is always fun. Check out Julianne Moore, Uza Aduba, William H. Macy, the casts of Downtown Abbey and Birdman, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne and Viola Davis below! And don’t miss all of the awards speeches!   Julianne Moore, Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A ... Read more

JK Simmons, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore! Watch All of the SAG Award Winners Speeches

The SAG Awards always have some of my favorite speeches from any of the awards shows and last night’s was no exception. The best speeches of the night, in my opinion, were from JK Simmons, Viola Davis and Julianne Moore, hands down. All three were funny, heartfelt and most of all, praising of the actors, from big to small, who helped in their win. That doesn’t take away from the other speeches, the above three just made me appreciate their win even more. Which was your favorite? Check out all of the acceptance speeches below! JK Simmons, Outstanding Performance By ... Read more

Review: Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ Starring Chris Hemsworth

Mann is a terrific filmmaker but he’s missed the mark here. The overly long film lacks any sort of substance or subtlety.

Viola Davis Heads to TV to represent “a woman of color, of a certain age and a certain hue”

Viola Davis is a two-time Oscar nominee, but getting those juicy, meaty roles every actress wants hasn’t been easy. Sometimes she is fighting for the tiniest of parts. Davis explained to The New York Times, “I always got the phone call that said: ‘I have a great project for you. You’re going to be with, hypothetically, Vanessa Redgrave, Julianne Moore, Annette Bening.'” While a project like that sounds exciting, she revealed, “Then I get the script, and I have a role that lasts for a page or two.” However, she’s made the most of those smaller roles including her eight-minute ... Read more

Trailer: ‘Get On Up’ Starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson & Octavia Spencer

Get On Up: Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer Directed by: Tate Taylor In Theaters: August 1, 2014

Viola Davis: “It wasn’t until I started really justifying my choices with ‘The Help’ that I really started to find my voice”

You could say Viola Davis isn't letting all the praise and awards from her acclaimed role in The Help get to her. After all, she has a 19-month old daughter.

Viola Davis Talks About Her SAG Win and Facing Criticism of Her Role in ‘The Help’

Finding out that you've been nominated for an acting award in the same category as Glenn Close and Meryl Streep must be like finding out you're running the 100 meter dash against the gold medal and the silver medal winners of that event at the last Olympics.

Watch: Actresses’ Roundtable featuring Carey Mulligan, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Williams and Charlize Theron

The video is an hour long and it's just great to watch (or listen to). They talk about their careers, getting bad reviews, how they got their start and so much more. So good!

Trailer: ‘The Help’ starring Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Sissy Spacek

Cast: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Sissy Spacek Written/Directed: Tate Taylor

Broadway Review: ‘Fences’ Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in Fences on Broadway. If you're fortunate enough to see this show, sit back and enjoy the force that is Denzel Washington.