I love Denzel Washington. He’s absolutely my favorite actor. I’d like to think he’s EVERYBODY’S favorite actor-I mean, why wouldn’t he be? Frankly, if you ever meet anyone who DOESN’T like Denzel Washington, then you just might wanna reconsider forming any real friendship with them. Clearly they don’t have good judgement-better safe than sorry.
Yes sir! Denzel is one hell of a thespian. (I love that word) His career spans over more than 30 years. Shortly after graduating from Fordham, the legendary actor made his screen acting debut in the 1977 made-for-television film Wilma. Following that, he made his first Hollywood appearance in the 1981 film Carbon Copy. In short-he’s been in this game for a minute. And now, after all of the work he’s put in, in front of as well as behind the camera, Denzel has been named the 2016 recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award via the Golden Globes.
And because I’m such a huge Denzel fan, I’ll be tuning in this Sunday to watch him accept his award, and of course I’ll to be tweeting like a crazy person. But before all of that happens, let’s take a trip down memory lane to take a look at the top 9 performances from Denzel Washington-ever.
John Legend has gained much respect over the years for his artistry. The award winning singer/song writer never disappoints when it comes to his music. Recently, Legend has used his platform to speak out against police brutality, and has been very vocal about racial tensions in America. Now, stepping in to an Executive Producer role, Johnny boy is taking things a step further with a new film that will be airing on HBO on May 18th.
Oh. The Oscars. What a wonderful love/hate relationship we have. There’s so much to say, and so little time. But I am going to try and do my BEST to fit everything in, and to hopefully, be nowhere near as boring as the actual show. Here goes!
In case you missed it, Beyonce performed at the Grammys Sunday night. It wasn’t her usual “big to do.” There was no leotard or flashing lights..no booty poppin or sequins. If I remember correctly, she even kept the fan blowing to a minimum. But what Beyonce DID do was take us to church. Bey sang “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”, a song featured in the Blockbuster film “Selma.” And she sang it WELL. But I gotta say-the performance was underwhelming. This performance was a prime example of why sometimes, Beyonce just needs to take a backseat and let Jesus take the wheel.