Jackie Chan ‘Finally’ Receives Honorary Oscar Award
For over five decades, Chinese actor Jackie Chan has delighted audiences around the globe, including in America, with his fusion of comedy, action, drama and martial arts. On Saturday, November 12, the fruits of his labor in Hollywood were rewarded, finally, with the highest honor: an Academy Award of his own.
Chan was awarded an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in film at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California.
After being introduced onstage by his Rush Hour co-star Chris Tucker, fellow Chinese actress Michelle Yeoh and Tom Hanks, who jokingly referred to him as Jackie "Chantastic" Chan, the beloved actor accepted his golden statue and gushed, "After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally this is mine," Reuters reports.
He also thanked his "hood" and hometown, Hong Kong, for making him proud to be Chinese, as well as Hollywood for making him "a little bit famous."
Watch Chan accept his long overdue Oscar and hear his emotional full acceptance speech, below:
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