Jackie Chan among winners of Academy’s Honorary Award

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Actor Jackie Chan poses with his Honorary Award at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, November 12, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

Chinese actor Jackie Chan, British film editor Anne V. Coates, American casting director Lynn Stalmaster and American documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman were presented with the Academy’s Honorary Awards Saturday night to recognize their lifetime contributions to the film industry.

The honors were presented at the eighth annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman — true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said, “The Board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements.”

tor Jackie Chan is congratulated by fellow actor Sylvester Stallone (R) after accepting his Honorary Award at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, November 12, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]
tor Jackie Chan is congratulated by fellow actor Sylvester Stallone (R) after accepting his Honorary Award at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, November 12, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]
tor Jackie Chan is congratulated by fellow actor Sylvester Stallone (R) after accepting his Honorary Award at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, November 12, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]
tor Jackie Chan is congratulated by fellow actor Sylvester Stallone (R) after accepting his Honorary Award at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, November 12, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]