It took almost five decades, but Samuel L. Jackson is finally getting an Oscar.
Despite being in cult classics such as Pulp Fiction in the role of Jules Winfield or in Juice with Tupac Shakur, the star has been nominated numerous times at the Academy awards without ever getting the trophy. Being the professional that he is, Jackson kept on working to entertain fans with his excellent performances.
As reported by Variety, the Academy has chosen who will get honorary awards next year. Jackson is one of those being honored. He will be blessed with the Governor’s Awards for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry. He is among four actors that will be honored: Danny Glover will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, while Liv Ullmann and Elaine May will be awarded as well.
“We are thrilled to present this year’s Governors Awards to four honorees who have had a profound impact on both film and society,” Academy president David Rubin said in a statement. “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 recognizing our shared humanity on and off the screen.”
Samuel L. Jackson among four selected for Oscar honors – Los Angeles Times https://t.co/tzlxh55cgf
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