A Different Washington Nominated For A Golden Globe

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 04: John David Washington attends the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for HFA)

Like father, like son?  He’s on the way!

John David Washington is nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.

He got a nod for “Best Performance By an Actor”.

Washington is Denzel Washington’s son.  (No pressure!) 

You can see the family in the photo below at the 2016 Golden Globes.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Denzel Washington accepts with Cecil B. Demille Award with his family during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Denzel Washington accepts with Cecil B. Demille Award with his family during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

BlacKkKlansman is about an African-American detective who infiltrated the Colorado Springs K.K.K. in the late 1970’s. 

Washington plays the detective, Ron Stallworth.

BlacKkKlansman was also recognized in the following categories:

  • Best Motion Picture-Drama
  • Best Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role-Adam Driver
  • Best Director Motion Picture-Spike Lee

The nominations were announced Thursday morning.

The show will air Sunday, January 6 on NBC.

The Hollywood Foreign Press also announced Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as hosts of the 76th annual event.

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