Denzel Washington may have just won his first SAG Award for his self-directed performance in “Fences,” but in just three weeks he could make Oscar history by joining Jack Nicholson, Daniel Day-Lewis and Walter Brennan as the most Academy Award-winning actors of all time with three victories each. In total, Washington has been nominated for seven acting Oscars throughout his monumental career that spans over three decades, plus one more for producing Best Picture nominee “Fences.” Which performance is your favorite? Click through our photo gallery above gallery to find out what films brought Denzel Washington his seven Oscar acting nominations, and then vote in our poll below.
Nicholson, Day-Lewis and Brennan have each taken home three golden statues. Washington, with two wins under his belt, will be joining that prestigious pantheon of actors should his name be called on February 26. His first two nominations came in the Best Supporting Actor category for “Cry Freedom” (1987) and “Glory” (1989).
Washington was then launched into “leading man” status, becoming an A-List Hollywood movie star and securing his first Best Actor nomination for “Malcolm X” (1992). He would go on to earn four more Best Actor noms for “The Hurricane” (1999), “Training Day” (2001), “Flight” (2012) and the aforementioned “Fences” (2016).
Washington walked away victorious for his roles in “Glory” and “Training Day,” but what is your favorite nominated performance thus far? Vote in our poll below and then sound off in the comments section.
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