Chan to re­ceive an honorary Os­car

Baltimore Sun - - ENTERTAINMENT - — E! News

Jackie Chan will be hon­ored with his first Os­car as the Academy of Mo­tion Pic­ture Arts & Sciences an­nounced Thurs­day that the ac­tor is among its 2016 Gov­er­nors Awards re­cip­i­ents.

Oth­ers to re­ceive the award are film ed­i­tor Anne V. Coates, cast­ing di­rec­tor Lynn Stal­mas­ter and doc­u­men­tary film­maker Fred­er­ick Wise­man. The en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try main­stays will be pre­sented with their honorary Academy Awards on Nov. 12 when the eighth an­nual Gov­er­nors Awards is held in Hol­ly­wood.

In a news re­lease an­nounc­ing the hon­orees, Chan was her­alded for “his daz­zling ath­leti­cism, in­ven­tive stunt work and bound­less charisma” through­out his long act­ing ca­reer. Coates is best known for her work on clas­sic films such as “Lawrence of Ara­bia,” “The Ele­phant Man” and “Erin Brock­ovich,” as well as her most re­cent project, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Stal­mas­ter is be­ing hon­ored for his hand in guid­ing the ca­reers of such ac­tors as John Tra­volta, Jon Voight and Christo­pher Reeve, while Wise­man’s doc­u­men­taries have lifted the veil on mul­ti­ple marginal­ized sub­cul­tures.

The in­au­gu­ral Gov­er­nors Awards were held in 2009, af­ter many ex­pressed that the Academy Awards tele­cast was too long when the afore­men­tioned honorary awards were in­cluded in the an­nual fes­tiv­i­ties. Pre­vi­ous Gov­er­nors Award re­cip­i­ents in­clude An­gelina Jolie, Deb­bie Reynolds, Spike Lee and Steve Martin.


Jackie Chan, above, cast­ing di­rec­tor Lynn Stal­mas­ter, film ed­i­tor Anne V. Coates and doc­u­men­tary film­maker Fred­er­ick Wise­man will re­ceive honorary Os­cars.

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