London (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington isn’t taking his sixth nomination for granted, saying he’s just happy that people still value his work.
Washington, who is in London for the U.K. premiere of “Flight” on Thursday night, is a best actor contender at the Academy Awards for playing alcoholic pilot Whip Whitaker in the film.
The 58-year-old American already has two Oscars to his name for “Glory” (1989) and “Training Day” (2001). His other nominations came for “City Freedom,” ”Malcolm X” and “The Hurricane.”
Washington says “it still feels good to know that people appreciate what you’re doing.”
After adding pilot to his long list of on-screen professions, where can Washington go next?
“I don’t know. What’s left? Milkman?” he joked.
“Flight” is released in the UK and Ireland on Feb. 1.
People Magazine Got It Wrong - Our List of the Sexiest Men Alive I
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1. Actor Christian Keyes is not widely known but he should be with that face and body!
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2. Idris Elba is on People's list this year but we think he should have been #1!
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3. Michael B. Jordan is a budding star with the looks to match!
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4. This guy is just soooooo easy on the eyes.
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5. Denzel Washington is and will always be one of the most beautiful people.
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6. Jason Momoa. Yep, he's beautiful
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7. Sidney Poitier is like fine wine - this man just keeps getting better.
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8. Chiwetel Ejiofor is a good looking Brit.
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9. Gotta love Cam Newton's smile.
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10. Major League baseball player Matt Kemp gets a place on our list.
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11. Remember when Taye Diggs helped Stella get her groove back.
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12. Michael Vick gets a place on our list as well.
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13. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson with his chiseled handsome face and bod gets a spot.
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14. Jesse L. Martin got nods back in 1999 and he still deserves a spot.
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15. Actor Henry Simmons as a slave/gladiator - nuff said.
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16. Tony Parker - tall, dark and a french accent.
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17. Isaiah Mustafa is a former NFL player and can really sell Old Spice.
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18. Common, rapper-turned-actor-turned author makes our list of sexy men.
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19. Lance Gross is tall, dark, handsome and an award winning actor.
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20. T.I. is one goodlooking dude and ranks a spot on our list.
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21. 49er Colin Kaepernick is a little cutie who deserves to be on this list!
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22. Jesse Williams, talented, bronze skinned, green eyes . . .
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23. Shemar Moore has always been easy on the eyes and just keeps getting better.
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24. Lamman Rucker & dimples rounds out our 1st installment of Sexiest men alive.
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25. TJ Holmes should definitely be on this list!
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26. Gorgeous NFL player Troy Polamalu has a million dollar policy on his hair.
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