This Oct. 23, 2012 file photo shows Denzel Washington at the LA Premiere of "Flight" at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Washington was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, for his role in the film. The 85th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 on ABC. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file)
London (AP) -- Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington isn't taking his sixth nomination for granted, saying he's just happy that people still value his work.
Washington, who is in London for the U.K. premiere of "Flight" on Thursday night, is a best actor contender at the Academy Awards for playing alcoholic pilot Whip Whitaker in the film.
The 58-year-old American already has two Oscars to his name for "Glory" (1989) and "Training Day" (2001). His other nominations came for "City Freedom," "Malcolm X" and "The Hurricane."
Washington says "it still feels good to know that people appreciate what you're doing."
After adding pilot to his long list of on-screen professions, where can Washington go next?
"I don't know. What's left? Milkman?" he joked.
"Flight" is released in the UK and Ireland on Feb. 1.