Jackie Chan who is known for his amazing martial art tricks and crazy movie stunts, recently received his first ever honorary Oscar Award for his decades of work in film on Saturday at the annual Governors Awards. The 62-year-old Chinese actor performed in over 200 movies but had no luck with Oscars until now.
Jackie Chan has won an honorary Oscar, Hollywood’s much-acclaimed golden statuette award.
The actor recalled watching the ceremony with his parents and his father always asking him why he didn’t get accolade despite having made so many movies. Not only this, He also praised his hometown and thanked his fans, saying they were the reason he continued to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking his bones.
Jackie received the award from Slyvester Stallone at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.
Jackie Chan was introduced by his co-star Chris Tucker in ‘Rush Hour’. Chan’s work was highly acknowledged because of his amazing martial arts and action comedy films and these were two genres often overlooked during awards season.