Denzel Washington & More!
"It's my sincere hope that these young people are recognized," said Denzel Washington, who accepted the NBR's Freedom of Expression award for The Great Debaters alongside the film's young stars, Jurnee Smollett (in Valentino) and Nate Parker. "I think their performances are as good as any other this year. In fact, I know they are. I know a little bit about acting!"