It’s not easy for me to admit that I’ve been standing in the same place for 18 years,” Denzel Washington’s character tells his wife, played by Viola Davis.

“I’ve been standing with you,” she cries out, and the audience feels goosebumps as they watch her face and his overcome with wretched truth and regret.

Watch Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards’ chat with Denzel Washington, who is expected to be on-stage come award season.