Denzel Washington Has More Oscar Nominations Than Any Other Black Actor In History

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Tuesday Denzel Washington’s earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his role in “Fences.” This makes the 62-year-old actor the only black actor to land seven Oscar nominations.

Morgan Freeman follows closely behind with five Oscar nods.

Washington has been nominated for the following films:

 
Best Performance by Actor in a Leading Role, “Flight,” 2013
Best Actor in a Leading Role, “Training Day,” 2002 (Win)
Best Actor in a Leading Role, “The Hurricane,” 2000
Best Actor in a Leading Role, “Malcolm X”, 1993
Best Actor in a Supporting Role, “Glory,” 1990 (Win)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role, “Cry Freedom,” 1988

Congratulations Denzel! We’re rooting for you!

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