On Thursday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the honorees for the 2022 Governors Awards.
Danny Glover and Samuel L. Jackson was two legendary actors that made the list!
Jackson will receive an Honorary Award (presented “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy”) while Glover will receive a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (presented to “an individual in the motion picture arts and sciences whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry”).
“We are thrilled to present this year’s Governors Awards to four honorees who have had a profound impact on both film and society,” Academy President David Rubin said in a statement. “Sam Jackson is a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide, […], and Danny Glover’s decades-long advocacy for justice and human rights reflects his dedication to recognizing our shared humanity on and off the screen.”
Congratulations to the both of them 🎉