Back To The Future star Michael J. Fox to Receive Honorary Oscar.
The good news is that the legendary actor Michael J. Fox will receive an honorary Oscar at the Governor’s Awards in the latter part of the year. He is best known for his role in the Back to the Future trilogy (as well as the role of Marty McFly) and Alex P. Keaton’s Family Ties.
According to CNN Entertainment, the Academy’s board decides who wins these awards based on “indelible contributions to cinema or the world at large”. There’s no doubt Fox is well-deserving.
Jean Hersholt’s Humanitarian award will be his award. He was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991. In his efforts to find a cure, the actor founded the Michael J. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research was established in 2000 by the actor. This non-profit organization aims to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease and develop therapies for people living with it. Fox has done much valuable work outside his TV and movie roles.
David Rubin, Academy president, stated that Fox’s unwavering advocacy for Parkinson’s research and his unwavering optimism are examples of the power of one person to changFuturefuture of millions.
FDespitehis many great roles on silver screen, Foxx has not been honored with an Oscar. However, he has been nominated (and won) many other awards, including the four Golden Globes for “Best Actor in Television Series Comedy or Musical” (one for Family Tie and three each for Spin City), as well as the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for “Favourite Movie Actor”, for his role in Back to the Future Part II
If you are a huge fan of Back tFutureFuture, you may want to look out for a brand-new DeLorean model. Production is expected to begin in the next few years. It was revealed late last month and features two gullwing doors just like the original. It doesn’t have a time travel function but can go from 0-88mph within 4.35 seconds. This is just for your information.