Denzel Washington Honored by International Cinematographers Guild Publicists

The 'Fences' actor, director and producer will receive the group's showman of the year award.
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Denzel Washington will be honored as Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 54th annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards in recognition of a career that includes recently producing, directing and starring in Fences. The awards ceremony will be held Feb. 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"Denzel continues to excel as a major creative force in filmmaking while also recognizing the key role that publicity and promotion play in the success of filmmaking," said awards committee chairman Henri Bollinger. Added ICG president Steven Poster: "Denzel Washington brings a unique reality and a dignity to every character he portrays, be they actual or imagined people, good guys or bad."

Washington's accolades include Academy Awards for his performances in Glory and Training Day; a Tony Award for his role in Fences; and three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.

As previously announced, the Publicists Awards luncheon will also honor Jeffrey Katzenberg with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ryan Murphy will receive the Television Showman of the Year award and Nanci Ryder will be awarded with the President's Award.