Like award-winning father, like son.
John David Washington, the oldest son of Denzel and wife (of 35 years!) Pauletta, was just nominated for his first major acting award with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.
The 34-year-old recently starred in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman alongside fellow nominee Adam Driver. Lee, too, received a nomination for Best Director and the film itself was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
“Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for this incredible honor and for your support of BlacKkKlansman,” John David said in a statement made following his nomination on Thursday. “My deepest appreciation to the legendary Spike Lee — we stand on your shoulders, sir. Thank you to the most talented group of actors and the crew, and to Focus Features for their unwavering support. Most importantly — Ron Stallworth, you’re a hero. Thank you for allowing me to tell your story on screen. This is a surreal moment, wow. Thank you.”
Denzel, 63, has won three Golden Globes throughout his storied career, as well as two Oscars.
Prior to his decision to follow in his father’s legendary footsteps, John David spent six years as a professional running back, playing for the United Football League and the NFL.
What can we say, the Washingtons are an impressive brood.