NEW YORK — The Academy Awards will introduce Elaine May, Samuel L. Jackson and Liv Ullmann with privileged Oscars and Danny Glover with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the twelfth Governors Awards in January.
The film institute declared the privileged honors Thursday. When a customary element of the Academy Awards broadcast, the privileged Oscars will be given out in a different, untelevised service on January 15 in Los Angeles.
“Sam Jackson is a social symbol whose powerful work has resounded across types and ages and crowds around the world, while Elaine May’s intense, solid way to deal with filmmaking, as an author, chief and entertainer, resonates as uproariously as could be expected with film sweethearts,” said David Rubin, foundation president. “Liv Ullmann’s fortitude and enthusiastic straightforwardness has skilled crowds with profoundly influencing screen depictions, and Danny Glover’s long term support for equity and basic freedoms mirrors his devotion to perceiving our common mankind on and off the screen.”
The privileged honors are given to respect uncommon differentiation in lifetime accomplishment, excellent commitments to the condition of movie expressions and sciences, or for extraordinary support of the foundation. None of the beneficiaries have recently gotten an Academy Award.
May was named twice for composing (1978′s “Paradise Can Wait,” with Warren Beatty; and 1999′s “Essential Colors”). The 89-year-old made up portion of the incredible satire group Nichols and May, with Mike Nichols, prior to leaving on an exploring profession as a movie producer — composing,