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Samuel L. Jackson set to receive honorary Oscars next year

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has been added to the list of four people who will receive honorary Oscars next year for their contributions to filmmaking and the world.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has been added to the list of four people who will receive honorary Oscars next year for their contributions to filmmaking and the world.

The news was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the 72-year-old is among the next recipients of the academy’s Governors Awards, which will be handed out in a ceremony in January 2022.

Other honorees are actor Danny Glover, writer-director Elaine May, and Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann. “The recipients have had a profound impact on both film and society,” Academy President David Rubin said in a statement.

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Samuel L. Jackson, who portrayed Nick Fury in the Avengers and other Marvel movies, has appeared in more than 100 films. He was nominated for an Oscar for his role as a hitman in director Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 drama Pulp Fiction.

Ullmann was a frequent collaborator with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. She appeared in Persona, The Passion of Anna, Cries, and Whispers, and other Bergman films. Ullman was nominated for best actress for the 1971 film The Emigrants and 1976 movie Face to Face.