The Chinese actor Jackie Chan, on Saturday, was honoured with the Governor’s Award for giving 56 years of his life to films. Chan received an honorary Oscar, in Los Angeles, for his work.
Expressing his joy upon being awarded the golden statue, Chan said,”After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally.”
When being called upon stage to receive his award, the 62-year-old actor was introduced by actress Michelle Yeoh, his Rush Hour co-star Chris Tucker, and actor Tom Hanks, who referred to him as “Jackie ‘Chantastic’ Chan.”
Tom Hanks went on to add that it was especially gratifying to honour Chan as comedy action movies, as well as martial arts films are usually overlooked.
Chan was thankful for the honour and expressed his pride by praising Hong Kong, his home country, adding that he was “proud to be Chinese.” The veteran actor did not miss the chance to thank his fans for consistently supporting him and appreciating his work.
The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, who host the annual Oscar Awards, also awarded the honorary Oscar to documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates, and casting director Lynn Stalmaster.
Other famous Hollywood stars like Lupita Nyong’o Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Nicole Kidman, Amy Adam, Dev Patel, and Ryan Reynolds were also present at the ceremony.