Samuel L. Jackson and Danny Glover to Receive High Honors at the 2022 Academy Awards!
Well if it isn't Mister and everybody's favorite Mother F-bomb dropper! We can laugh all day about the roles that Danny Glover and Samuel L. Jackson have played over their decades long careers but, their newest accolades are something to shed a tear over. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Awards to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Danny Glover. The four will be presented with their awards at the Academy’s 12th Governors Awards on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in Los Angeles.
In a statement released to the press today, Academy President David Rubin said “We are thrilled to present this year’s Governors Awards to four honorees who have had a profound impact on both film and society,” Rubin went on to say that “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.”
Glover first caught the attention of movie audiences in “The Color Purple” and went on to star opposite Mel Gibson in the “Lethal Weapon” series. He has also appeared in “To Sleep with Anger,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Dreamgirls,” “Beyond the Lights” and “Sorry to Bother You.” A lifelong community activist, his efforts for worldwide justice have inspired others to follow his leadership. He has been a particularly strong advocate for economic justice and access to health care and education in the United States and Africa. He has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program and is currently a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
These two men are definitely worthy of all of their flowers! Congratulations gentlemen!