Samuel L. Jackson will receive Honorary Oscar in 2022
One of the most recognizable names in Hollywood is finally getting an Oscar. Samuel L Jackson is now going to win the honorary Oscar award at the Academy’s Governor Awards next year. He is winning this award for his formidable career in Hollywood, along with other noticeable names who have served the industry. Here are the details.
Apart from Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann will also receive the award. Furthermore, Danny Glover will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. These are the 12th Academy’s Governor Awards and the first since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the 2020 ceremony got canceled and now it will take place on January 15, 2022.
Academy is jovial in giving Samuel L Jackson an honorary Oscar
The Academy is also thrilled to have Samuel L Jackson on their list. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President David Rubin said in his official statement:
We are thrilled to present this year’s Governors Awards to four honourees 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, while Elaine May’s bold, uncompromising approach to filmmaking, as a writer, director and actress, reverberates as loudly as ever with movie lovers. Liv Ullmann’s bravery and emotional transparency has gifted audiences with deeply affecting screen portrayals, and Danny Glover’s decades-long advocacy for justice and human rights reflects his dedication to recognising our shared humanity on and off the screen.
There’s no doubt that the Oscars have taken a dive in their ratings recently, especially after the pandemic. The 2021 ceremony drew barely 9.85million viewers, compared to last years’ 23.6million viewers. Moreover, the rating dropped from 5.3 to 1.9 as well. That said, this is still an honor that Samuel L Jackson fully deserves at the very least. With movies like Pulp Fiction, Avengers, other MCU films, Django Unchained, Star Wars, etc, he has done it all. And throughout these films, he has maintained his exceptional persona. And the Academy has finally recognized that.