morgan freeman*Black men don’t always get the recognition they deserve, but when they do, it’s a glorious moment.

All the way around the globe in Germany, both Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman received honors for their work in the film industry at Germany’s most prestigious film award ceremony.

Freeman was given a lifetime achievement award, while Washington got an award for best international actor.

The 47th Golden Camera Awards were held at the Axel Springer’s Berlin headquarters in Germany.