Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Stage, screen and TV legend CICELY TYSON will be receiving an Honorary Oscar at the 10th Annual Governors Awards on November 18.  The award ceremony is  hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and is given to individuals for lifetime achievement and exceptional contributions to the state of motion pictures arts and sciences. 

Tyson will be recognized alongside publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

“Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors’ work. And this year, its selection of five iconic artists was made with universal acclaim by the Academy’s 54 spirited governors,” said Academy President John Bailey.

Tyson has appeared in at least 28 films including “Hoodlum,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Bustin Loose,” “The Help,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Sounder,” where she picked up her first Academy Award nomination. However, it was her role in the 1974 classic “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman,” that showed her range as an actress and leading lady.

In addition to TV and film, she has appeared on Broadway and picked up a Tony Award for the 2013 production of “A Trip to Bountiful.”

Congratulations Ms. Tyson!

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