“The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster, and Frederick Wiseman – true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. “The board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November.”
The Oscars will be presented at the Academy’s eighth annual Governors Awards on Nov. 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
The selection of Hong Kong’s Chan and the U.K.-born Coates puts an international flavor on the selections. The film industry is often accused of ageism, but the Governors Awards tends to recognize individuals with lengthy careers,