During the annual Governors Awards the Chinese actor Jackie Chan finally got nominated for an honorary Oscar. After 200 movies and 56 years later he finally got on his hands an Oscar at the age of 65. First of all he thanked his hometown Hong Kong and his fans for such a huge support and also mentioned that he is “proud to be Chinese” The actor was introduced by his “Rush Hour” co-star Chris Tucker, actress Michelle Yeoh and Tom Hanks, who referred to him as “Jackie ‘Chantastic’ Chan.
Furhermore it important to mention that Jackie Chan is the very first Chinses actor to be nominated for Oscar Tom Hanks said it was especially gratifying to be able to acknowledge Chan’s work because martial arts and action comedy films were two genres often overlooked during awards season. Another interesting fact is when Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone’s house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one.
The evening was attended by Hollywood’s elite, including Denzel Washington, Lupita Nyong’o, Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Adams and Dev Patel.