samuel l. jackson to receive an honorary oscar



by Helvine Achieng June 29, 2021

72-year-old actor Samuel L. Jackson will receive an honorary Oscar in 2022 after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that the Governors Awards would be returning. This year, the Governor's awards were absent due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they're now poised to make a comeback in 2022.

Samuel L. Jackson was previously nominated for the Best Supporting Actor gong for his performance in 'Pulp Fiction, but he's never actually won an Oscar. Besides Jackson, Liv Ullmann is also set to receive an honorary Oscar. Liv, who was a frequent collaborator with legendary director Ingmar Bergman was previously nominated for the Best Actress gong for her performances in 'The Emigrants' and 'Face to Face'.

Danny Glover will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, having served as a goodwill ambassador for Unicef.

"Danny Glover's decades-long advocacy for justice and human rights reflects his dedication to recognizing our shared humanity on and off the screen". Stated Academy President David Rubin 

So far, organizers have confirmed that the Governors Awards will take place on January 15.