The Hollywood Film Academy has announced in a statement that actors Samuel L. Jackson and Liv Ullmann and screenwriter Elaine May will be the 2022 Honorary Oscars, and that actor Danny Glover will receive the Jean Hersholt Award for his humanitarian work. The winners, a quartet that the institution now calls the Governors’ awards (for the Board of Governors, the council that governs the destiny of the academy), will receive their statuettes on January 15. Until 2009 these awards were given within the main ceremony.
In a statement, the president of the academy, David Rubin, has assured: “Samuel L. Jackson is an international cultural icon.” Jackson, 72, started his career in the 1970s, but it was only in the late 1980s and early 1990s that he achieved fame thanks to three Spike Lee films: Do what you must; The more, the better! Y wild fever. In those nineties he chained blockbusters like Patriot Game, Point Blank Love, Jungle Glass: Revenge Y Jurassic Park, in addition to entering the world of Quentin Tarantino with pulp fiction —There he became a world myth, thanks to his reading of the 17th biblical verse of chapter 25 of the book of Ezequiel and achieved his only Oscar nomination—and Jackie Brown. Thanks to his appearance in the saga starwars, to provide the voice in The Incredibles and his character of Nick Fury in the Marvel Universe, Jackson is one of the highest grossing actors in history.
Norwegian Liv Ullman, 82, has not only been the muse of Ingmar Bergman (with whom she had a daughter), but has also shown her talent as an actress outside the shadow of the Swedish filmmaker and as a film director. The interpreter, says Rubin, “thanks to her courage and emotional transparency, she has given the public deeply moving screen portraits.” Ullman became known with Person (1966), by Bergman. later they arrived The Hour of the Wolf, Cries and Whispers, Autumn Sonata either Saraband. Throughout her life she has been passionate about theater, and among the films she has directed are Unfaithful Y Miss Julia. Ullmann has twice been nominated for an Oscar, for the emigrants, of Troell, and by face to face naked, of Bergmann.
As to Elaine May, 89, screenwriter, director and occasional actress, the academy thus makes amends to one of the great American comedians, director of one of the biggest flops in the history of cinema, Ishtar, her grave as a director after titles like Green Heart, The Heartbreaker Y Mickey’s betrayal. During the years that he lived with Mike Nichols, they were considered the fastest couple on the planet, for their shrewd and explosive responses. She is the author of the scripts for The sky can wait (his first Oscar nomination), Tootsie, A cage of crickets either Primary Colors (his second nomination for the Hollywood statuette).
Danny Glover, 74, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador who became known as an actor in the color purple, after debuting in escape from Alcatraz, and who starred with Mel Gibson in the saga lethal Weapon, He will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a trophy the Academy occasionally awards to recognize a person “whose humanitarian work has honored the motion picture industry.” “Danny Glover has been a champion of justice and human rights for decades; we testify to his commitment to the recognition of that humanity that we share, both on and off the screen, ”says Rubin in the note.
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The actors Samuel L. Jackson and Liv Ullmann and the screenwriter Elaine May, Oscar de Honor 2022
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