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Yesterday, Hollywood movie star Denzel Washington was honoured with the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

The American actor, director, and producer has been in the industry for decades and he is known for his stellar acts.

Denzel Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1980s, including his portrayals of real-life figures, such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987), Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in The Hurricane (1999), football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007), and drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007).

He has also received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor awards. 

See the photos from the event below.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Photographs are displayed at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington reception at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610530

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Photographs are displayed at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington reception at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610530

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Photographs are displayed at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington reception at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610530

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Photographs are displayed at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington reception at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610484

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Photographs are displayed at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington reception at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610484

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Issa Rae attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610507

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Honoree Denzel Washington attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Ava DuVernay attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Chadwick Boseman attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Spike Lee attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Jodie Foster attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Mahershala Ali attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Paula Patton attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Pauletta Washington attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Michael B. Jordan attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Cicely Tyson attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Morgan Freeman attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Cara Santana attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Jay Pharoah attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Chris Tucker attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: (L-R) Roberta Moradfar and Martin Lawrence attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: (L-R) Amatus Sami-Karim and Mahershala Ali attend the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Julia Roberts and Jamie Foxx attend the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman attend the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: (L-R) Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan attend the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Jay Pharoah (L) and Ava DuVernay attend the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: (L-R) Mahershala Ali and Ava DuVernay attend the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: (L-R) Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson attend the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: (L-R) Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington attend the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Issa Rae speaks onstage at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Julia Roberts speaks onstage during the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Jennifer Hudson performs onstage during the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Mahershala Ali speaks onstage at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Chadwick Boseman attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Morgan Freeman speaks onstage during the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Spike Lee speaks onstage during the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Honoree Denzel Washington (R) accepts award from Spike Lee onstage at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) 610461

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Honoree Denzel Washington speaks onstage during the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at Dolby Theatre on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

Photo Credit: Getty Images

1 Comment

  1. Busayo

    June 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Nice and cool

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