Samuel L Jackson to get honorary Oscar
He’s a movie legend, and now he’s being given an Oscar: Samuel L Jackson is being gonged.
The 12th Governors Awards will take place on January 15th 2022, and will see four honorary Oscars given out, chief among them Jacksons. The other recipients are Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, with Danny Glover getting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
“We are thrilled to present this year’s Governors Awards to four honourees who have had a profound impact on both film and society,” said President David Rubin of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“Sam Jackson is a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide, while Elaine May’s bold, uncompromising approach to filmmaking, as a writer, director and actress, reverberates as loudly as ever with movie lovers… Liv Ullmann’s bravery and emotional transparency has gifted audiences with deeply affecting screen portrayals, and Danny Glover’s decades-long advocacy for justice and human rights reflects his dedication to recognising our shared humanity on and off the screen.”
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