Denzel Washington will be honored at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Awards

Los Angeles–  Denzel Washington will be honored by the prestigious American Film Institute for what he has contributed to film.

“Denzel Washington is a hero to audiences all over the world and an inspiration for artists across generations,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO. “Prepare for an extraordinary night as AFI brings together American film’s finest to raise a glass to a national treasure.”

Many celebrities will be supporting Washington for this huge night like Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts, and Cicely Tyson; just to name a few. The event will be held at the Dolby Theatre on June 6, 2019, but will air on TNT on June 20th.

The AFL organization explained their reasons for honoring individuals for the Life Achievement Awards. “The recipient should be one whose talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art; whose accomplishment has been acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers, and the general public; and whose work has stood the test of time.”