The movie was fueled by Denzel Washington’s star power.
The film arrives in theaters nationwide on September 1.
Jackson and Washington recently starred on Broadway in a revival of the August Wilson play.
The awards were handed out during a ceremony at the White House.
Other recipients this year include Simone Biles and late Sen. John McCain.
“For whatever reason, the devil got a hold of him that night,” Washington said.
The third film in the franchise follows the 2018 sequel.
The cast of Netflix’s Western ‘The Harder They Fall’ was shut out.
The actor detailed his loss during an appearance on ‘The Late Show.’
The awards will be held on Jan. 9 despite not having a broadcast home because of an ongoing controversy.