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Spike Lee presents Denzel Washington with 2019 American Film Institute life achievement award tonight on TNT

Spike Lee presents Denzel Washington with 2019 American Film Institute life achievement award tonight on TNT

Recent Oscar champ Spike Lee has worked frequently with Denzel Washington. Tonight they reunite on TNT as Lee presents Washington with the 47th annual American Film Institute life achievement award. Other presenters and performers on the 2019 AFI ceremony, recorded on June 6 in Hollywood, are Mahershala Ali, Beyonce, Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Antoine Fuqua, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Hudson, Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson.

Washington is a two-time Academy Award winner for “Glory” (1989) and “Training Day” (2001). His other seven Oscar nominations were for “Cry Freedom” (1987), “Malcolm X” (1992), “The Hurricane” (1999), “Flight” (2012), “Fences” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017).

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Actor and director George Clooney was selected in 2018 as the 46th honoree. Before him it was actress Diane Keaton in 2017 and composer John Williams in 2016. Prior to picking Williams, the AFI had only chosen actors, actresses and directors starting way

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