Denzel Washington Presents Samuel L. Jackson With His First Oscar At Governors Awards
Written by B87FM on March 27, 2022
Samuel L. Jackson was honored with a lifetime achievement award on the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards on Saturday evening. Legendary actor Denzel Washington introduced the award to Jackson throughout the non-televised ceremony.
In an emotional acceptance speech, Jackson admitted being chosen for the award was surprising.
“I attempted to entertain audiences the way in which Hollywood entertained me,” stated Jackson. “Make them overlook their lives for a number of hours, be thrilled, awed or excited. Once I received this name final 12 months, it was surprising, however I assure you, this factor goes to be cherished.”
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Jackson, regardless of being one of the crucial celebrated actors in film historical past, had but to win a single Oscar earlier than final evening. He is lengthy maintained that he should’ve won for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s basic movie, Pulp Fiction.
“Oscars don’t transfer the comma in your verify,” he informed the Occasions, emphasizing the significance of movies promoting tickets. “I’ve finished a great job of doing that.”
Along with Pulp Fiction, Jackson has appeared in over 150 movies together with True Romance, Jurassic Park, Exhausting Eight, Snakes on a Aircraft, and plenty of extra.
Take a look at a clip from the occasion beneath.