After a long time, Jackie Chan finally received an Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The award to this action star was presented by Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker.
A dream that came true
The 62 year old action star, Mr Chan, welcomed the award, calling it a “dream”. “After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films – I break so many bones – finally, this is mine,” he said.
When a father wished Oscar for his son
“My dad always said, ‘Son, you get so many movie awards in the world, when are you going to get one of these?’ Then I just look at my dad. ‘Ha, ha, ha. Dad, I only make comedy action movies,‘” he said.
When he couldn’t believe that he got the award
“I touched it, kissed it, smelled it,” Mr Chan joked. “I believe it still has my fingerprints on it. Then I talked to myself, ‘I really want one.’ Finally, (Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs) called and I said, ‘Are you sure?’“
On expressing his feelings on twitter
So honored and happy and lost for words! https://t.co/5EygQcjM35
— Jackie Chan (@EyeOfJackieChan) November 13, 2016
Also, Mr Chan, The kung-fu star was one of four industry veterans who received honorary Oscars for their career achievements.