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Jackie Chan to receive honorary Oscar at Governors Awards ceremony

By Karen Butler
Jackie Chan to receive honorary Oscar at Governors Awards ceremony
In 2013, actor Jackie Chan became the first Chinese actor to sink his hands and feet into wet cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

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.

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"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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