Action movie star, writer, director and martial artist Jackie Chan will be given an honorary Academy (Oscar) Award for his extraordinary achievements in the movies.
Chan will receive an honorary Oscar statuette at the Academy's 8th Annual Governors Awards to be held on 12 November 2016.
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science recently voted to present the award to Chan, British editor Anne V Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary maker Frederick Wiseman.
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs described the four as true pioneers and legends in their crafts.
Academy Honorary Award
• The Academy Honorary Award was instituted in 1948 for the 21st Academy Awards (previously called the Special Award).
• It is given by the discretion of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards.
• Prior winners of competitive Academy Awards are not excluded from receiving the Honorary Award.
• The Honorary Award is presented at the annual Governors Awards.
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