Friday, 7 June 2019
Denzel Washington's receive 'biggest lifetime achievement'
And the 64-year-old Training Day star added he was also proud of his four children. He has children John David, 34, Katia, 32, and 28-year-old twins Olivia and Malcolm with spouse Pauletta.
He told Entertainment Tonight: 'I'm humbled, I'm grateful, I'm thankful... I've never done this before so I can't really tell you how I feel.
Despite his decades of success, the Fences star admitted he 'never thought' about a career in acting when he was younger until it was suggested when he was at university.
He told Variety: 'I kind of backed into it. I never thought about acting, I didn't know anything about it. But I fell in love with it. Ignorance is bliss.
'Someone said, "Hey, you ever thought about being on stage? You seem like a natural." That fall, I did a musical. I found out I couldn't sing, but I was off to the races.'
Also at the event was Beyonce, who was the picture of style royalty as she made a surprise appearance.
The songstress, 37, worked her magic in a stunning, off-the-shoulder gold dress complete with a resplendent gold necklace as she honored her long-time collaborator, director Melina Matsoukas.