Los Angeles, CA, United StatesSep 01, 2016, 09.49 PM (IST)
The Hong Kong martial artist and actor Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday.
He will be one of the four recepients of the prestigious award.
Documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster will also receive the 2016 Governors Awards for their exceptional contribution to the film industry in Los Angeles this November.
The Academy praised Chan, 62, for his “distinctive international career”.
Chan, who has written and directed more than 30 martial arts movies in Hong Kong, has never won an Oscar before.
He has won hearts through movies like “Kung Fu Panda”, “The Karate Kid” and “The Rush Hour”.