Jackie Chan honoured after decades of legendary acting
Legendary actor Jackie Chan finally received an honorary Oscar award for his exemplary career spanning over 50 years.
Mr Chan, who started performing stunts back in the 1960s, was honored by The Academy’s Governors Awards.
In his moving and funny speech, the actor narrated how he always wanted to win an Oscar stating, “Finally, it is in my hand.”
The 62 year old, who has appeared in over 150 films, added that he will continue making movies and breaking his bones as the fans have believed in him for all those years.
The Governors Awards is an annual event celebrating awards conferred by the Academy’s Board of Governors and recipients are announced each summer and honored at a dinner gala in November.
Kenyan Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, who was present at the Gala, termed Mr Chan as her childhood hero and shared a photo of her and the legend during the event.