Jackie Chan is set to receive an academy award for his lifetime contribution to film.
On Thursday, September 1 , the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Jackie Chan would be awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar. Jackie Chan made the academy’s choice list for his lifetime of “charming audiences with his dazzling athleticism, inventive stunt work and boundless charisma”.
This award is also known as the Governor’s award, and it will see other Hollywood spectaculars receive the award. The others who would be receiving the Lifetime achievement awards are; documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster.
The Academy’s 8th Annual Governors Awards will hold on Saturday, November 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, Los Angeles. There, the recipients of the Governor’s award will receive Oscar statuettes for their lifetime contribution to film. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a press release;
“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman – true pioneers and legends in their crafts.
“The Board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November.”
Jackie Chan who has wowed the world with various hit films such as the Rush hour trilogy, Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid and much more has surprisingly never won an Oscar.
Chan who is now 62 years old made his debut at the age of 8. He has now featured in and directed over 30 movies in Hong Kong.
In August he was listed as the second top-paid actor of 2016 with an estimated earning of $61 million. He trailed the highest paid, Fast And Furious star Dwayne Johnson by $3.5 million.