Many of Hollywood’s A-listers were on hand at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday night to honor the latest AFI Lifetime achievement award recipient Denzel Washington.
Jamie Foxx, Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Spike Lee, Beyonce, Antoine Fuqua, Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan and Cicely Tyson all paid tribute to Washington’s life and work.
Jamie shared a personal story:
“I’ve had Denzel to my house. I like saying that because not a lot of people get a chance to do that,” he laughed. “He sat at the table, and he talked to all of the young actors who were coming up, and all the young actresses…That night he talked to all of us, and he made us all feel like absolutely we could do it. Thank you for taking that night out to help some people grow, man.”
The AFI Life Achievement Award special will air on TNT on Thursday, June 20, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by an encore at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.