Samuel L. Jackson has shared the screen with some of the best actors alive, and he is regarded as a treasure by so many. The man has never been awarded an Academy Award, but that will change this year.
Jackson tweeted out an was very happy to announce that “Samuel L. Jackson among four selected for Oscar honors – Los Angeles Times.” He also included a link to an article from The Times about this honor.
The Motion Picture Academy will present honorary Oscar Awards to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May, and Liv Ullmann. Danny Glover will also receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
The awards will be given on January 15th, 2022. This ceremony will mark the restart of the Governors Awards, a show that was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
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.”
Samuel L. Jackson is long overdo for an Oscar in a lot of opinions. Obviously he will not have the issue of going Oscarless in a matter of months. This might be an honorary award, but it’s a great honor to receive. Jackson is also far from finished so he could always circle back around and win a big one for real down the line.
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