An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.
** Viola Davis received an Oscar (89th Academy Awards - 2017) for "Actress in a Leading Role".
* Fences received 4 Oscar Nominations (89th Annual Academy Awards - 2017):
"Actor in a Leading Role" - Denzel Washington
"Actress in a Supporting Role" - Viola Davis
"Writing (Adapted Screenplay)"