Stage and display screen actress Cicely Tyson, 93, has been wowing audiences for over 50 years, and can quickly be awarded for her expertise and longevity.
Playbill reviews Tyson will obtain an honorary Academy Award in the course of the 10th annual Governors Awards on November 18. She will likely be acknowledged alongside publicist Marvin Levy and composer Lalo Schifrin.
“Selecting the honorees for its awards annually is the happiest of all of the Board of Governors’ work,” Academy President John Bailey mentioned in a press release. “And this yr, its choice of 5 iconic artists was made with common acclaim by the Academy’s 54 spirited governors.”
Whereas this would be the veteran thespian’s first Oscar, she’s gained a number of awards over the span of her profession. In 1974, she gained two Emmy Awards for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Tyson additionally has a Tony award for 2013 Broadway play The Journey to Bountiful, and was offered with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.
She would be the first Black lady to obtain an Oscar within the honorary award class.