AFI life achievement award for Denzel Washington: Which 8 performers will be tribute presenters?

The American Film Institute will present Denzel Washington with their 2019 life achievement award on Thursday, June 6, in Hollywood. 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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The first wave of presenters has been unveiled with more expected for the roster soon. Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson will be offering tributes on the 47th annual AFI ceremony. TNT will air the telecast on Thursday, June 20.

Actor and director George Clooney was selected this past June 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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