The Academy Honors Danny Glover, Samuel L. Jackson and Liv Ullman
The Academy announced that it will honor two prominent American actors, Danny Glover and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Norwegian star Liv Ullmann, who printed most of the films directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Danny Glover, who starred in Steven Spielberg's "The Color Purple" and then with Mel Gibson in the "Leathel Webon" series, will receive the Jane Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Governor's Award on January 15, 2022.
This award is an Oscar given by the Academy outside of its traditional award ceremony, and it honors an individual who has "honored his humanitarian work in the film industry."
"Danny Glover has been active for decades for justice and human rights," Academy President David Rubin said in a statement. "This reflects his commitment to working towards acknowledgment of this humanity we share, both on and off screen," he added.
As for Samuel L. Jackson, Liv Ullman and actress, screenwriter and director Elaine May will receive an Honorary Academy Award in January.
David Rubin called the global "cultural icon" actor Samuel L. Jackson, who starred in the films Spike Lee ("Do the Right Thing") and Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction", "Jackie Brown" and "Django Enchanted"), also became a recurring character in many Marvel films through his role as Nick Fury, the one-eyed and angry head of SHIELD.
Jackson has appeared in more than 100 feature films, including the "Star Wars" series, in which he plays the Jedi Knight, Mace Windu.
The Norwegian theater actress, Leif Ullmann, 82, gained international fame thanks to her role in the film "Persona" by director Ingmar Bergman in 1967, and then starred in several other films of the Swedish director, with whom she had a daughter. She also moved to directing in parallel with her continuation of acting on the stage.
As for the American Elaine May, 89, she wrote and directed her first film, “A New Leaf” in 1971, in addition to “Mickey and Nicky” and “Ishtar”, but she was especially known for writing the screenplay “Heaven Can Wet” (1978) and “Primey.” Colors" (1998), for which it earned two Academy Award nominations. I also wrote the script for "Tutsi".