Denzel Washington Hilariously Recalls Losing Oscar To Sean Connery: I’m Leaving Here With Something
Denzel Washington’s story about losing an Oscar went viral as he got candid about his determination not to leave the event empty-handed.
In a resurfaced 2018 interview from Jamie Foxx’s Off The Script, Denzel Washington opens up about his journey as an actor and shared several hilarious moments, including the time he lost a Best Supporting Actor Oscar to Sean Connery in 1988. Back then, Sean Connery was nominated for his role in The Untouchables. The film followed the story of a Federal Agent tracking down the infamous Al Capone, a ruthless Chicago Gangster in the late 1920s.
Denzel Washington received a nod for Cry Freedom, which is based on the true story of South African Leader – Steve Biko.
Washington told Jamie Foxx,
“Let me tell you a Sean Connery story. He was up forThe Untouchables, I was up for Cry Freedom, and he comes out to present an award and got a three-minute standing ovation — for presenting an award.”
“I went to get the coats. ‘Cause I know I ain’t winning tonight. So I’m leaving without the Oscar, but as I’m leaving, I see them in the back getting the food ready for the governor’s ball. I see a big tray, I’m like ‘I’m leaving here with somethin’. I’m from around the way, I’m leaving with something.”
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It’s no secret Washington is a true legend in Hollywood. The legendary actor has earned two Oscars, three Golden Globes, and a Tony Award in his three decades of acting.
Washington is now set to release his new film as a director, titled “A Journal for Jordan”. The film stars Michael B. Jordan and Chante Adams. It is set to premiere this Christmas.
You can catch the full Off Script interview of Jamie Foxx and Denzel Washington below.
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