The accolades keep pouring in for one of the modern era's greatest actors Denzel Washington. On Thursday, Washington received the American Film Institute’s 47th Life Achievement Award.

The two-time Oscar winner was the guest of honor at the AFI Award Gala tribute, which celebrated his stellar career and legacy.

Spike Lee and actor Chadwick Boseman were among the stars and VIPs paying tribute to Denzel.

But for Denzel himself, his biggest achievement in life isn't something he can put on a shelf.

When ET's Michael Yo asked Denzel what he would consider his biggest lifetime achievement, he pointed to his wife, Pauletta, and said, "That's my biggest lifetime achievement."

Denzel walked the red carpet with his family, including Pauletta and their children - daughter Katia Washington and son Malcolm Washington.

"I'm humbled, I'm grateful, I'm thankful. I've never done this before so I can't really tell you how I feel," he said. "It doesn't feel like other times I'm on the red carpet. I'm usually promoting a film or at an award show. [Here] I've already won, I guess, so it's different. It's relaxed."

The star-studded gala included appearances and speeches from director Antoine Fuqua, Jennifer Hudson, Mahershala Ali, Michael B. Jordan, Cicely Tyson and Julia Roberts, and more.

Beyonce, who was adamant that photographers take NO pictures of her, came out to show her support for another honoree of the night, Franklin J. Schaffner Award recipient Melina Matsoukas, who directed some of the singer's biggest music videos including the short movie Lemonade.

Photos by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic | Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Black love.

  • Guest

    They all have lovely smiles. Melina should have worn a dress and a push up bra.

  • Topic Influencer

    Melina <<< might need a cup of hot coffee thrown on her titties. they look asleep.

  • Tinytoon

    No ma'am, you didn't say she need a cup of coffee on her titties. Please log off for the day.??

  • currvalicious

    Way to go Denzel & family. I just love he & Pauletta. Old-school, low-key, respectful love.

  • Topic Influencer

    Old blog saying. It needs to be brung back in style tho lmaoooo

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong
  • Alextra Ballard

    Cdfuuuu

  • oshh16

    Congrats Denzel.....

    Ol girl short suit would have been cute with a blouse.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Wait a min it....who is dat standing nexx to Pauletta??? ? ?

  • Renee26

    Beautiful...Very lovely family!!

    Harpo...Who dis helfa??

  • SpillyNillie

    GO! NOW!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol

  • Renee26

    and puppet string cause they're lopsided like a mf

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania

    Their daughter Kaita.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Melina tits are unbalanced

  • SpillyNillie

    Yaaaassss Denzel! You better lift your Queen! I have and will always love Denzel!

  • DroneRivers

    Congrats, Denzel! He's one of the best to ever do it. Classy all the way.

  • Meme

    I know she's not but she looks just like Danielle polanco

  • SpillyNillie

    I noticed that more than anything. I hope she hasn't suffered from Breast Cancer cuz ya'll have annihilated those tits

  • Tinytoon

    You need to log off too. I can't get that image out of my head.

  • DroneRivers

    One is asleep and the other is nodding off.

  • Renee26

    His wife too.. Scandal free and dresses like a lady on the red carpet

  • Topic Influencer

    We not getting a Prince post Sandra?

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/V3EIjy7l6Rxni/giphy.gif

  • Alextra Ballard

    Pauletta ain da one tew play with

  • Renee26

    ???

  • Renee26

    Gasps.... Hangs head in shame

  • Renee26

    Who??? I went to Googa... She does ?

  • EasyBreezy

    Fire the stylist- now!

  • Meme

    It appears to be de rigueur for everyone in Hollywood to have a lbgt child ijs

  • Coy little wink

    That whole outfit is unbalanced..
    Tragic

  • the guest

    Mr. & Mrs. Denzel Washington are GOALS!

    Love Denzel Washington and the Washington Family!

  • oshh16

    A blouse and open jacket could have balanced things out a bit.

  • Topic Influencer

    Nope...bc my mama (God bless her....bc she is strong like OX) is a two time breast cancer survivor and even her tits dont hang that low. https://media2.giphy.com/media/zdq4DT1gHlxny/giphy.gif

  • Naomi

    I was just about to type that! Why do all these celebrity families have a LGBT child??? Strange...

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ohhhh snap...so that’s his dawta

  • the guest

    Evil! Lol

  • Coy little wink

    She's a video director ?

    But she's giving me Solange elevator I'm bout to whoop Jays azz vibes...

  • the guest

    Her hair outfit shoes all look style influenced by Beyonce.

  • Meme

    Heheehee shes actually a choreographer and one of few females that used to dance in the gay vogue balls shes actually very good! Dont ask me how i know lol ?

  • Coy little wink

    It's super off.

    The jacket length
    The shorts length
    The sleeve length
    The belt

  • Myopinion

    I love them...I have always had the utmost respect for Ms. Pauletta. She has shown nothing but grace through out her husbands career and through her own endeavors. She is a true Queen...

  • Meme

    You missed the shoes just something about them

  • Coy little wink

    They don't match at all...but the real problem is the suit

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    She needs to check on that left one. It looks like it's about to wonder out the yard.

  • free

    why, melina? why?

  • free

    almost made me lose my damn job lololol!!! yall need to stop!

  • free

    the belt is killing me.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker
  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile she doesn’t even know why

  • Alextra Ballard

    Um still looking at Denzel dawta ?....?

  • bb1812

    I love this. Pauletta is beautiful?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Could have gone without the pic and write up on Melina. What in baby Jesus hell?

  • Treasureme

    Man I almost called off work today due to this National Holiday!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooo.... whewww lordT?

  • Seldomseen

    Do ya titties hang low, do they wobble to tha flo.....do....ya......titties.....hang low?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Crack’n up

  • MsSapphire9800

    It's a Hollywood thing...honestly they are everywhere...but you could tell when she was younger she was certified LBGT card holder.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow courts to order convicted sex offenders to undergo chemical castration.

    Who do you think will mostly be affected by this bill?

  • tintin

    That's how a man does it. Im sure he treats her like the queen she is. I love that they still love each other this way

    I have yet to hear about Denzel being in any mess. He seems like a great and respectful husband

  • Dreadboi

    In alabama mostly the whites..sad to say everything isn't always about black males. We shall see how long it will he before the women who are convicted of sex offenses cry out about how this somehow is an attack on their reproductive rights etc etc

  • Renee26

    I was wondering if you were a dancer and that's how you knew of her... I'd never heard of her before but read up on her today.

  • Nunya Business

    Wow.

  • Fire & Ice

    At all.....like she can cuss you out real good!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I remember years ago 60 mins did a piece on a “sexual predator” who was about to be released from prison for sexually abusing his girlfriend dawta who was around six. He didn’t wanna be release because he stated he loved lil girls and he may sexually abuse others if released. The system stated he had tew be released because he had done his time. The reporter asked him: would castration help? He said: No because he still had his hands,that would be all he needed.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Denzel is amazing and can be considered as a G.O.A.T

  • Logan Roberts

    Hey Denzel ?. That's bae forever, call me: 777-9311. #Thanks management

  • KcoolMuziq

    Where is Denzil's other son?

    Since U won't seem to honor him.

    Happy 61st Birthday to my forever musical idol Prince I will ALWAYS think of Prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. I mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that Prince wasn't of this earth, I would not have been that surprised. All prince needed to do to take over the world again is decided he wanted to. https://media3.giphy.com/media/JYOQTJwoiTXxK/giphy.jpg

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Like the shoes, but the outfit is a NO, Miss M.

  • Bree

    Might be one of few families in Hollywood that remain scandal free after Denzel has been in the business for umpteen years!! Prayers to Katia, I hope she finds the beauty in being a WOman.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    W0w! Until there's a cure we need an island for released s3x offenders.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That's a girl? I thought those were his sons.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    YAS! Yas! All of it!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    When "Trying to look cool" fails you...big time.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I thought that wad Malcolm.

  • Allihave2say

    It's time to start wearing blouses and bras again. Women are doing too much and it isn't cute

  • Ms..N

    Love this man!!

  • Ms..N

    Bras were made for a reason to offset some time before the big drop!! https://media1.giphy.com/media/3osxYjAburqkbbOPeg/giphy.gif

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yes ma’am

  • Alextra Ballard

    HBD Prince!!!!…may yew continue to RIP

  • Alextra Ballard

    Giiirl yew bedda leave Pauletta huzbin alone. She looks as though she don’t play the radio.

  • Mielle Downey

    Rkelly, Jerry Lee Lewis, elvis, woody a lot of other disgusting excrement I care not to mention or careless if they are made to under go it. Face there are people who ruin kids. If it's a black man or white man I don't care.

  • Alextra Ballard

    And to offset uneven tiddees

  • Logan Roberts

    Welp, we both have something in common then.

  • Li-Wright

    Hmmm....Katia washington is gay? So that makes at least ONE gay child by ONE big-name African-American actor or singer (Will&Jada, Magic, Terrence). Does that mean that every African American family has at least ONE gay child in their family?
    Doesn't Denzel have two other children - John and another daughter?

  • Li-Wright

    I'm glad to see Pauletta wearing an appropriate age and pretty dress.

  • Li-Wright

    Yep, I think she's a He.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Let them live miserably among their own kind. Talk it over. Make sense out of their errors.

  • LLC

    afgreed. smh

  • GinJen

    the tittee length

  • Reenaface

    Is that his daughter posing with them in the photo? Wow!? I think I heard that she was gay but she's not in the spotlight often and Denzel has never spoken about it.

  • Evillene

    lol. y'all ain't right...

  • Topic Influencer

    Her milkshake is what brung the boys there in the first place. Its already been in someone yard.

  • the guest

    Denzel is a class act. He doesn't advertise his child's personal business for points in Hollywood. Marlon Wayans should have looked to Denzel's example.

  • Kay J

    ??

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I love Denzel, and his family! Love the show “Ballers!” If I could have a once in a lifetime conversation with a celebrity, Pauletta would be one of them!

    She’s had one of the toughest jobs in the world, second to being a mom, a wife to a Black International Hollywood Leading Man, putting her career aspirations aside for her family, her memoirs would be fire!

  • Meme

    God bless your mum what an inspiration

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Congratulations .... You deserve <3

  • oshh16

    This is what I say.

  • butterscotch

    Where denzel been hiding this son at ?

  • butterscotch

    No

  • Bam Bam Li

    To da naughty corn'na immediately!!! ????

  • Alextra Ballard

    In my opinion, he looks more like Denzel than his otha son....

  • Alextra Ballard

    Naw dass his dawta Katia...still looking ? ? ??

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Are we SURE? He looks like an overweight short man.

  • Yup, I said it

    Ive never seen so many young women with long rest home tiddays. I guess its true that if you don't wear a bra when youre young your boobs will be looking like those women on national geographic. FYI: a bralett is a training bra. If you are larger than an A cup don't waste your money or dignity on a bralett.

  • Yup, I said it

    Denzel is a Capricorn. I can't deal with the mind games and the disappearing acts. His wife must have the patience of a saint.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I don’t see anything wrong with Marlon Wayans speaking out and tryin to defend his dawta against innanet trolls.?

  • TransMichelle

    LOLOLOL

  • Reenaface

    Class act you say? You mean the same class act who cheated on his wife with Sanaa Lathan and Eva Mendes? Okay!

  • Psychic Lulu

    ? Caps are emotionally defunct until maturity... the struggle had to have been real for her

  • Yup, I said it

    Wow, they need be court ordered to get those male birth control pills/implants. The reason why the male birth control never hit the market is because it made men lose their sexual desire. Make those muthafucka asexual.

  • Dee

    Those Caps are CRA-CRA?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaoooo...yop um sure....just stop ? ret ni!!! Don’t say another word?

  • Yup, I said it

    They are exhausting and down right sociopathic. They are committed to working and will emotionally deprive a mate just because they dont see the need in all that emotion. Their redeeming qualities are that the bills will always be paid and they will dyck you down real good in between work shifts.

  • Coco

    Is there any proof or is it just a rumor?

  • Reenaface

    I mean it's been out there for years that he and Sanaa Lathan were having an affair during the time they filmed the movie "Out of Time". Back in the early 2000s, if you ever watched the movie you would pick up on the chemistry they had especially during their sex scenes. You can Google it. Point being I'm no longer fooled by appearances especially when it comes to these celebs.

  • Look@m3

    Go Denzel! Good for you...

  • Look@m3

    Said the same thing....he need to come on with a movie. That last one sucked!

  • Goddess™®?©?

    I commend Denzel for paying homage to his BLACK WOMAN! That BLACK MAN PAID IT!!!!! The acknowledgement and special honor he publicly bestowed upon his wife and announced with undisputed PRIDE is breathtakingly beautiful. He lifted her up to such high regard and esteem. I am HERE FOR IT!!!!??

    I admire him, Idgaf how you twist it or turn it!

  • HC54

    Those kids are being targeted before they're mature enough to resist and know what's going on

  • suganspice68

    You ain’t lying!

  • justlooking

    Saintly is a virtue of a good wife. She is worth more than rubies..

  • Alextra Ballard

    This chick should neva ever go without a bra. Neva!!!!

  • chaisun

    ????

  • The Chosen One

    Lmfao

  • hottlanta

    Wow he comes home for nooners. My man???

  • Nicole Myles

    I thought Denzel's son was the actor that played Korey Wise in When They See Us. I had to do a double take

  • Look@m3

    DEADDDDDD

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Naw boo..his sexy ass son is in she show Ballers with the rock..why Denzel daughter look like a line backer??????

  • justlooking

    LMAO

    No work shifts.

  • JayBird

    Isn't it something that these very alpha African American celebrities have gay children? Michael Jackson, Isiah Thomas, R. Kelly, Denzel, Magic Johnson and now Marlon Wayans. Its a trip to me.

  • Reenaface

    Exactly! The sins of the father, ain't no telling what oaths these entertainers take to be in Hollyweird, whatever is going on it's being passed down to their children. Don't forget to add Jaden Smith to that list. I have seen a clip of him sporting blonde hair and crossing his legs and sitting like a woman so something is going on.

  • Vegas1989

    Denzel have four children John David, Oliva, Malcom & Katia

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania

    Nope

  • Dahl

    Who is that in the last pic...?

  • Jussjess25

    Pauletta is everything !

  • Claudia

    It may be something they have to do it is strange, as an educator, I struggle to understand how you know your gay when you don't even know you're self yet my heart aches for the many things laid at young people's feet these days