Congratulations to Jackie Chan, who is receiving an honorary Oscar after his hard work in the industry over the past five decades. The actor was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors for his "charming audiences with his dazzling athleticism, inventive stunt work and boundless charisma."
Chan is a martial arts icon, director and producer who has starred in more than 30 films. After achieving success in his native Hong Kong, he became a familiar figure in the U.S. market with movies like 1995's Rumble in the Bronx, the Rush Hour franchise and 2008's Kung Fu Panda.
He is one of the few Asian in Hollywood to be awarded an Oscar, with Haing S. Ngor being the first to win Best Supporting Actor in 1984 for The Killing Fields and Ang Lee for Best Director for 2012's Life of Pi. Along with Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Erin Brockovich, Fifty Shades of Grey), documentarian Frederick Wiseman (Ballet, State Legislature) and casting director Lynn Stalmaster (Harold and Maude, Superman) all received honorary awards.
They will get their Oscars during special ceremony on November 12, with the 89th annual Academy Awards to air on Feb. 26, 2017.