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Denzel reveals best Oscar memory

Salisbury Journal: Denzel Washington is nominated for Best Actor at this year's Academy Awards Denzel Washington is nominated for Best Actor at this year's Academy Awards

Denzel Washington has revealed his most prized award is one presented to him by his daughter.

The two-time Oscar-winner - who is up for a third Academy Award for his portrayal of an alcoholic pilot in Flight - attended the 2013 Oscar Nominee Luncheon in Los Angles, along with fellow nominees including Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain and Bradley Cooper.

Recalling his fondest memory of being nominated, Denzel reportedly said: "My daughter drew a picture of Oscar, and it said, 'You're my Oscar anyway. Plus, I don't like Kevin Spacey.' It's right next to the other [awards]."

Denzel, who has four children, was nominated for best actor for The Hurricane in 1999 but lost out to Kevin for American Beauty.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence - who had a wardrobe malfunction while accepting her gong at the Screen Actors Guild awards recently - joked that she was intending to wear sweatpants to the Oscars.

She added: "Eating normally calms me down. I remember before the Oscars [in 2011] I was wearing that skintight dress and eating a Philly cheese steak and fries, and I was like 'this is definitely going to help.' And it didn't. I had to double my Spanx... that's the problem with the Oscars. They're at the end, where you're exhausted from dressing up."

Tim Burton attended the lunch with a broken arm from falling over on the icy streets of London, and said: "I'm not going for the sympathy vote."

And Anne Hathaway revealed she hadn't chosen her Oscar frock yet either because, "it was the Super Bowl, I couldn't think about dresses with all that fried food around".

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