Legendary martial art movie actor Jackie Chan has been awarded an honorary Oscar at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, USA on Saturday for his contributions to the film industry.
Other honored people were film editor Anne Coates, documentary director Frederick Wiseman and casting director Lynn Stalmaster.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had announced in September that four industry veterans will receive Oscar statuettes.
The Chinese actor bagged the award for his efforts after 56 years and 200 films.
Chan has written, directed, produced and starred in dozens of films where he won over audiences with his humour and stunts.
His most recent release was “Skiptrace”. Past credits include the “Rush Hour” series with Chris Tucker, “The Karate Kid” reboot and the voicing as the Shifu in the animated “Kung-Fu Panda” films.
This was truly a great achievement and honor for the artists. The Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs described the recipients as “true pioneers and legends in their crafts.”