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Viola Davis & Denzel Washington Attend the Premiere of 'Fences' in NYC

Viola Davis stuns as she hits the red carpet at the premiere of her new film Fences on Monday night (December 19) at the Rose Theater in Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 51-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by her husband Julius Tennon along with her director and co-star Denzel Washington who was accompanied by his wife Pauletta.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Viola Davis

Also in attendance at the premiere were Olympian Gabby Douglas, Usher, and their onscreen son Jovan Adepo.

It was recently announced that both Viola and Denzel were nominated for Golden Globes Awards for the roles in the film.

Fences is set to hit theaters this Sunday, December 25.

FYI: Viola is wearing a Cinq a Sept dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, earrings by Hueb, bracelet by Pasquale Bruni, while carrying a clutch by Tyler Ellis.

15+ pictures inside of stars arriving at the premiere in NYC…

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Denzel Washington Says He's Lived the Oscars' Lack of Diversity

Denzel Washington is opening up about the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards in light of the #OscarsSoWhite campaign in past years.

The 61-year-old actor is a two-time Oscar winner and is a frontrunner at this year’s awards for his work in the movie Fences.

“I’ve lived it,” Denzel said when asked by 60 Minutes about the lack of diversity.

“I’ve been the guy at the Oscars without my name being called, I’ve been the guy at the Oscars when my name is called, I’ve been the Oscars when everybody thought they were going to call my name and they didn’t. I’ve lived it,” Denzel said.

When asked his response would be to people who call this unfair, Denzel said, “Yeah and so what? Give up? If you’re looking for an excuse, you’ll find one. You can find it wherever you’d like. You can’t live like that. Just do the best you can do.”

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Helps Celebrate His Childhood Librarian's 99th Birthday!

Denzel Washington just made his childhood librarian’s dream come true!

The 61-year-old actor first met Miss Connie Mauro when he was seven-years-old when she worked as a librarian at the Mount Vernon Public Library in New York.

As Connie prepared to celebrate her 99th birthday back in November, the staff of the assisted living facility where she lives in Georgia reached out to Denzel to see if he would would surprise her on her birthday, CBS News reports.

Due to his schedule, Denzel wasn’t able to make it, but he did call Connie on her birthday!

“You were the cutest kid! I loved you,” Connie told Denzel on the phone. “You were my special library boy.”

“You don’t know how much you helped me. You helped me so much,” Denzel responded.

Denzel then promised Connie that he would come visit next time he was in Georgia – and he did!

Click inside to watch the phone call between Miss Connie and Denzel…More Here! »

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Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Talk 'Fences' With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for 'THR'

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis get serious on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, on stands December 9th.

Here’s what the Fences stars had to share in an interview conducted by NBA legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Denzel, on why he thinks the story is still relevant despite being written in 1985: “The circumstances, again, are universal. It could happen to anyone. I don’t know if it’s more political now given the election or whatever, but it’s a long way from Troy to now because now we’re post-Obama even.”

Viola, on what she hopes people will take away from the film about black culture: “I think sometimes what people miss about black people is that we’re complicated, that we are indeed messy, that we do our best with what we’ve been given. We come into the world exactly like you. It’s just that there are circumstances in the culture that are dictated and put on our lives that we have to fight against.”

Denzel on why playwright August Wilson wanted the film to have a black director: “Scorsese probably could have directed Schindler’s List and Spielberg probably could have directed Goodfellas. But it’s as much to do with the difference in culture as it is with race. We know what hair smells like when a hot comb hits it. That’s a cultural thing. We know what that smells like on Sunday mornings, usually church-related or something. In my house, it was getting ready for church and your sister was getting her hair fried.”

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VIDEO: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis' Film 'Fences' Gets New Trailer

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis‘ upcoming film Fences just debuted a brand new trailer!

The film, based on August Wilson‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, follows a father who creates tension in his family when he denies his teenage son’s dream of playing college football and comes home with the baby he had through an affair.

Denzel also served as director of the film, which is already generating Oscar buzz for himself and Viola.

You can check out the first trailer for Fences here!

Fences is set to hit theaters on December 25th.

Watch the entire new trailer below…

Fences Trailer