Cicely Tyson To Receive An Honorary Oscar

Legendary actress and activist Cicely Tyson will finally receive an honorary Academy Award this year. The 93-year-old actress will be honored by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Tyson is the only actor to receive an honorary award this year, and the first Black woman to ever receive one.

Although Tyson was never recognized by the Academy, she has received a Tony Award, several Emmy Awards, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Academy is being praised for making significant changes by diversifying the members of their voting pool. Dave Chappelle, Kendrick Lamar, Tiffany Haddish, Wendell Pierce, and Jada Pinkett Smith were among the 928 people invited to join this year — in an effort to avoid another #OscarsSoWhite moment.


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