Hollywood star actor Denzel Washington received the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award yesterday, June 6, 2019, in an elaborate ceremony at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, California.

Denzel Washington has been active in the movie industry since the 80s and has received critical acclaims for his portrayal of diverse characters in movies including those adapted to reflect real life ones like 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).

The American actor, director, and producer has also received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor awards throughout his career.

See some photos from the event below: