Denzel Washington To Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

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Denzel Washington is receiving a Life Achievement Award at the 47th American Film Institute Award.

The Life Achievement Award is America’s highest honor for a career in film. The American Film Institute (AFI) is honoring the Legend, Denzel Washington at a Gala Tribute on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. The award show will be broadcasted on TNT.

The award is well deserved because Denzel Washington has certainly made his mark in the film industry throughout his career.


Denzel made his acting debut in 1977 in the film, Wilma and then Carbon Copy in 1981. In 1989, Denzel won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the film, Glory. Glory was a big break for the actor because this came after he was nominated for the same award in the film, Cry for Freedom.

One of Denzel’s best work is Training Day, where the actor became the second African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the infamous, Detective Alonzo Harris.

The actor, director, and producer has numerous notable films and we are not surprised that he was selected for the award. Congratulations Denzel.