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Cicely Tyson, 93, defies her age in structured red dress while posing with her honorary Oscar

Monica Otayza
Dec 11, 2018
10:38 A.M.
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93-year-old Cicely Tyson was given an honorary Oscar recently, and she stunned in a red structured dress while showing off her award.

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It was only last week when Cicely Tyson was announced to be the recipient of an honorary Oscar, making her the first black woman to gain such an honor. Throughout her career, Tyson has won a Tony award, two Emmy Awards, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. However, no matter how legendary her career was, she never won an Academy Award, after she didn't win the Best Actress award when she was nominated for the 1973 drama "Sounder".

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Fifty years later, she was finally given some recognition by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and she couldn't be happier. It wasn't just she who was happy with is, but even her fellow actresses whom she has worked with before.

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Stunning in a red structured dress, Cicely looked nothing her age as she smiled with her golden Oscar trophy. She covered her youthful looking face with bright red makeup and left her short hair down in a bob.

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The Governors Award was presented last month, and highlights from the event will be featured in next year's Oscars ceremony on February 24. Tyson's award is the only honorary statuette given this year, making it all the more special.

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Tyson was definitely one of the most stellar actresses of her time, garnering praise for her portrayals in TV productions like "Roots" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman". On the big screen, she's acted on projects like "The River Niger", "Diary of a Mad Black Woman", "Alex Cross", "Fried Green Tomatoes", "Last Flag Flying", and "The Help".

When she was younger, Cicely first started her career through modeling and being a stage actress, before she was given a big break in the 1968 film "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter".

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