93-year-old actress is finally getting an Oscar
The veteran actress will become the first ever black woman to receive the award at the ceremony in November.
Cicely Tyson has racked up over 60 acting credits to her name over the course of an incredible career, and she is still adding accolades to her trophy cabinet at the age of 93
It was recently announced by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that Tyson will be among this year's recipients of the honorary Oscar's awards at the Governor's Awards on November 18.
Tyson will be the only actor to be honored with the award this year.
Cicely Tyson still knows how to make an entrance. https://t.co/dgv7Utlhpy— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) April 28, 2018
Tyson's career began as a model and theater actress before she landed her first major film role in 1968’s "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," where she costarred Alan Arkin.
Just four years later, she was nominated for an Academy Award for the first time for her role in "Sounder."
Queen Mother Cicely Tyson has given us over 50 years of stellar performances from her many roles on the stage, big & small screen! She will be the FIRST Black woman to receive an Oscar in the honorary award category. #BlackExcellence https://t.co/mnOEFfYh0O— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) September 6, 2018
While she didn't take home the golden statuette that night, over the course of her career she had won a Tony award and two Emmys. She has also been honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Tyson's other notable film roles include, "The River Niger," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "The Help," "Alex Cross," and "Last Flag Flying."
Nominated once for an Oscar in 1973, Cicely Tyson, 93, will finally be an Oscar Award recipient. The 2015 BGR! Living Legend honoree will make history as the first black woman to receive an Oscar in the honorary award category.#BLACKGIRLSROCK#cicelytyson pic.twitter.com/jzB5AJehjG— BLACK GIRLS ROCK! (@BLACKGIRLSROCK) September 6, 2018
The Governor's Awards will also see publicist Marvin Levy and six-time nominated composer Lalo Schifrin honored.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and her producer partner, husband Frank Marshall will receive the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. Kennedy will be the first woman to ever be honored with this award.