Jackie Chan Finally Won an Oscar‼
After spending 56 year in the Industry, Jackie Chan has not won an Oscar yet. His father used to ask him that he is so popular around the world why he hasn’t won a Oscar yet. He Answered like “’Ha, ha, ha,’ Dad, I only make comedy action movies.”
He already 200 films already. He finally got a gold statuette of this year’s Governor’s Award along with other four recipients. He was really happy after receiving it. He recalled his memory of seeing Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar when he had meeting with him at his house 23 years ago. Sylvester Stallone got his Oscar for his work in Rocky. He said “I touched it, kissed it, smelled it,” Chan kidded. “I believe it still has my fingerprints on it…Then I talked to myself, ‘I really want one.’ Finally, when Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs called he said, “Are you sure?”
Chan was presented the award by his Rush hour co-star Chris Tucker after that Tom Hanks gave a toast and a video was shown that featured testimonials from directors Brett Ratner and Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
Before receiving a standing ovation Chan said.”I want to thank all my fans around the world because you’re the reason I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching [and] breaking my bones, Thank you so much!”
Honorees included film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. The Governors Awards is considered a must for actors and filmmakers hoping for an Oscar nomination. Last night’s guest list included:
Nicole Kidman, Warren Beatty, Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, Ryan Reynolds, Viola Davis, Andrew Garfield, Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Helen Mirren, Richard Gere, Armie Hammer, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Octavia Spencer, Miles Teller, Taraji P. Henson, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Pharrell Williams, Kate Beckinsale, Lily Collins, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones and Sir Ben Kingsley.