Congratulations to Samuel L. Jackson!
LA Times has confirmed that the motion picture academy will present honorary Oscars to the legendary actor, and also to Elaine May and Liv Ullmann. It organization will also honour Danny Glover with a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and all of these will hold at the 12th Governors Awards on Jan. 15, 2022.
The outlet adds that the ceremony will mark a resumption of the Governors Awards, which were canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic.
“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 of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 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.”
We can’t wait!