June 14, 2010

Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Win Tony's for "Fences"

Viola Davis, winner of the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play award for her work in "Fences" and Denzel Washington, winner of the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his work, also in "Fences," posed at the American Theatre Wing's 64th annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York, June 13, 2010.

"Fences," a revival of August Wilson's deeply personal drama about family, won for best revival of a play. Its two stars, Washington and Viola Davis, won for best actors in a play. Even their acceptance speeches seemed to complement each other.

"My mother always says, `Man gives the award, God gives the reward.' I guess I got both tonight," Denzel Washington said after winning for his performance as the sanitation man who might have been a baseball star.

"I don't believe in luck or happenstance. I absolutely believe in the presence of God in my life," said Viola Davis, honored for playing Washington's all-sacrificing wife. "It feels like such a divine experience eight times a week." Congratulations to both of them. See a complete list of 2010 Tony Winners HERE.
[photo via Reuters]

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