Cicely Tyson will be receiving an honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.
The 93 year old actress was voted by the academy’s board, to receive this award. The Governors award ceremony will take place this November.
This honor is much deserved!
Academy President John Bailey said in a statement:
“Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors’ work, And this year, its selection of five iconic artists was made with universal acclaim by the Academy’s 54 spirited governors.”
Cicely Tyson began her career in 1957 and has been working ever since.
Her latest work can be seen on ABCs hit show, "How to Get Away with Murder."