The award recognizes entertainment industry luminaries who are fan favorites on the IMDbPro STARmeter chart, which is determined by the page views of more than 250 million monthly visitors worldwide to IMDb.
Previous IMDb STARmeter Award Recipients include Sam Rockwell, Bill Skarsgård, Tatiana Maslany, Brie Larson, Felicity Jones, Peter Dinklage, Miles Teller, and Pom Klementieff.
Washington is in Cannes this week with 'BlacKkKlansman,' which is in Competition at the film festival and received a 10-minute standing ovation when it premiered on Monday (May 14).
In the movie, Washington plays Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, who successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
The actor, who is the son of Oscar-winner Denzel Washington, is also set to be seen in David Lowery’s upcoming crime drama 'The Old Man & the Gun' and has appeared on four seasons of "Ballers" on HBO. Washington recently starred in race drama 'Monsters and Men,' which won the Special Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Video of Washington accepting his IMDb STARmeter Award from Col Needham, Founder and CEO of IMDb, can be seen by clicking here.