Friday, 2 September 2016

Jackie Chan to be awarded honorary Oscar

Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar
Jackie Chan
The Hong Kong-born star, 62 of Hollywood movies such as “Drunken Master,” “The Karate Kid” and the “Rush Hour”  will join  Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster as recipients.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs described the four as “true pioneers and legends in their crafts”.
Jackie, recorded an international success with hits like Rumble in the Bronx, the Rush Hour franchise, and the animation film Kung Fu Panda.
The other three honorary winners are:
Anne Coates, who spent more than 60 years in movie editing, winning an Oscar for her work on Lawrence of Arabia; Lynn Stalmaster was involved with more than 200 feature films, including The Graduate and Deliverance; and Frederick Wiseman has made almost a film a year since 1967.
Chan made his movie debut at the age of 8, and has acted , written and directed more than 30 martial arts movies in Hong Kong but he has never won an Oscar.
In August, he was ranked the second-highest paid actor in the world by Forbes with estimated 2016 earnings of 61 million naira , .
Their statuettes will be presented at the Governors Awards ceremony in November,2016.

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