When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out Oscars this weekend, the smart money is on Daniel Day-Lewis to take home the best-actor award for the title role in “Lincoln.” It would be his third Oscar.
Pauletta Washington, a television and film actress and wife of actor Denzel, recalls the time last year she encountered a beautiful young homeless woman outside the door of her Los Angeles gym. She subsequently gave her $200 and a backpack containing drinking water, toothpaste and underwear.
Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” about the 16th U.S. president’s battle to end slavery, was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, director and actor, to lead the annual race for Oscars.
“ Memphis ,” a crowd-pleasing show costing roughly $12 million about a white disc jockey in the 1950s and a black female R&B singer he champions, won the Tony Award for top Broadway musical last night in New York.
Troy Maxson deserves a place alongside Arthur Miller’s Willy Loman as a towering figure in American drama, and Denzel Washington is showing us why with a commanding performance in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s 1987 “Fences.”