Johannson, Washington Receive Germany's Prestigious Film Award

February 6
8:42 AM 2012


According to the Hollywood Reporter, actors Scarlett Johannson and Denzel Washington have received Germany's top entertainment awards as best international actors.  The 47th AnnuAl Golden Camera Awards ceremony was held in German publishing house Axel Springer's Berlin headquarters on Saturday, February 4th. 

Johansson will star in the upcoming film, 'The Avengers'. Upon accepting the honor, the 27-year-old expressed her gratitude that her work was appreciated abroad.  The actress appeared on stage as Catherine in the Broadway revival of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, for which she received a 2010 Tony Award.

Denzel Washington can currently be seen in 'Safe House'. Washington recently returned to Broadway for Fences, winning a 2010 Tony Award. He made his Broadway debut in Checkmates (1988). Other theatre credits include Richard III, The Mighty Gents, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, When the Chickens Come Home to Roost and A Soldier's Play, for which he won an Obie. He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his performances in Training Day and Glory, and received Oscar nominations for his performances in The Hurricane, Malcolm X and Cry Freedom.

In addition to Johannson and Washington's honors, actor Morgan Freeman received a lifetime achievement award. Upon his acceptance, the actor called the foreign recognition a 'great honor'. 

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