Jackie Chan to receive honorary Oscar at Governors Awards ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Renowned action-movie star Jackie Chan is to be presented with a Governors Award in November, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.

Also set to receive honorary Oscars at a ceremony on Nov. 12 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood Highland Center in Los Angeles are film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

“The honorary award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman — true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement Thursday. “The board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November.”

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