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Samuel L. Jackson, Danny Glover to receive honorary Oscars

Samuel L. Jackson is poised to receive an honorary Oscar on Jan. 15. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Samuel L. Jackson is poised to receive an honorary Oscar on Jan. 15. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

June 25 (UPI) -- The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences plans to present honorary Oscars to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann this winter.

Actor and activist Danny Glover has been singled out to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

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The four luminaries are expected to collect their Oscar statuettes at the academy's 12th Governors Awards on Jan. 15 in Los Angeles.

"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 Thursday.

"Sam Jackson is a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across genres and generations and audiences worldwide, while Elaine May's bold, uncompromising approach to filmmaking, as a writer, director and actress, reverberates as loudly as ever with movie lovers. Liv Ullmann's bravery and emotional transparency has gifted audiences with deeply affecting screen portrayals, 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."

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