Denzel Washington wins for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for Flight (2013)
He loses Best Actor Academy Award to Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Let’s face it, there are many movies Denzel could’ve earned an Oscar for, but ultimately the Academy Awards went with the 2001 flick Training Day.
Despite a great performance from Denzel in the movie, one can argue it was lacking the emotional vulnerability that’s always refreshing to watch from a male actor. With Flight, Denzel gave it his all as an alcoholic pilot, churning out one of the most dynamic performances of his career.
Denzel lost to Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. The man already had two Oscars beforehand. They could’ve slid that gold to Denzel!