Jackie Chan Will Receive Honorary Oscar
Jackie Chan is finally being recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his lifetime of work. The martial arts star will be awarded an Honorary Oscar.
After making film debut at the age of 8, Chan acted in over 30 action movies in Hong Kong, before duplicating his success in the United States with such films as the Rush Hour franchise, The Karate Kid, and the Kung Fu Panda films. He has never been nominated for an Oscar, so this lifetime achievement statuette is the Academy’s way of formally honoring the 62-year-old star for his substantial contributions to the film industry.
Joining Jackie Chan as an honorary Oscar recipient this year are documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and British film editor Anne V. Coates.
The honorary Oscars will be handed out at the 2016 Governors Awards in November. Congratulations, Mr. Chan! It’s well-deserved, in my opinion.
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