With an impactful career of over forty years in entertainment, film and philanthropy legendary actors Samuel L. Jackson and Danny Glover are next in line to receive their long overdue flowers with a honorary Oscar in 2022!
The ceremony is set to take place at the Governor’s Awards in January of next year as Samuel and Danny join others to receive the prestigious honor.
According to Deadline Danny will be honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his overall career including activism and philanthropy.
Danny and Samuel have both gracefully and passionately breathed life into numerous roles, many of which have directly tackled social justice issues, amplified conversations surrounding racism and systematic oppression.
“We are thrilled to present this year’s Governors Awards to four honorees who have had a profound impact on both film and society,” says Academy President David Rubin. “Sam Jackson is a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide… Danny Glover’s decades-long advocacy for justice and human rights reflects his dedication to recognizing our shared humanity on and off the screen.”
Reports read that the honorees were chosen by by the previous line Board of Governors.