2022 Governors Awards profile: Past nominee Samuel L. Jackson to receive Honorary Oscar

2022 Governors Awards profile: Past nominee Samuel L. Jackson to receive Honorary Oscar
Nearly six years have passed since Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, and Denzel Washington presented Spike Lee with an honorary Academy Award in recognition of his influential career. Flanked by his colleagues, Jackson spoke for over seven minutes about Lee’s impact on the film industry, with a special focus on his and the director’s enduring friendship. Later, he also bestowed Lee’s first competitive Oscar, leading to their well-remembered on-stage embrace. Now, the time has come for the highly-regarded actor to have his own day in the sun.

Along with Danny Glover, Elaine May, and Liv Ullmann, Jackson is set to be recognized at the upcoming 12th annual Governors Awards. The 72-year-old’s tribute comes in acknowledgment of his status as “a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide.” With more than 130 credits to his name and a yearly average of
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