Danny Glover, Samuel L. Jackson and more will be awarded with honorary Oscars at the long-delayed Governors Awards on Jan. 15 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.
This week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected Glover, Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann for the “most desired award in the motion picture industry”
Academy President David Rubin said in a statement
“We are thrilled to present this year’s Governors Awards to four honorees who have had a profound impact on both film and society. Sam Jackson is a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide.”
Samuel L Jackson took to his Instagram to share his excitement:
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Jackson, was once nominated for his role as Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino’s classic flick Pulp Fiction, he also holds the status as being the actor with the highest career-film grosses of all-time.
Danny Glover will be given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honors his activism and philanthropy throughout his 43-year-long career.