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The Honorary Oscars and the black community both celebrated firsts Sunday night. Cicely Tyson became the first black woman to win an Honorary Oscar. At 93-years-old and a career spanning six decades, you read that correctly, Tyson is the first.
Presented by Tyler Perry, Quincy Jones, and Ava DuVernay, the Governors Awards aka Honorary Oscars recognized ‘The Queen’ after many memorable performances including Fried Green Tomatoes, The Help, Sounder, Madea’s Family Reunion, and so many more.
Tyson already houses three Emmy’s, and one Tony award on her mantle at home. She has also been nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 1972’s Sounder. I’m sure I don’t have to stand on my soapbox to complain about Tyson’s acknowledgment being long overdue. It’s the holiday season; I’ll spare us all.
“Her work, grace, dignity, class, humility and profound professionalism firmly placed her on the pedestal of Hollywood royalty, and now, at long last, I could not be more honored to say that tonight, Cicely Tyson receives her more than well-deserved Oscar,” Jones said.
The speech I’ve been most proud to make – ever. Presenting Queen Cicely Tyson with her Honorary Oscar from @TheAcademy. Thank you deeply and always, @IAmCicelyTyson. We love you. https://t.co/w6OEnGVdQw
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 20, 2018
Recognizing long friend and 1972 Oscar escort, the late Arthur Mitchell, Oprah Winfrey and herself (rightfully so); Tyson received a standing ovation for her moving speech.
Still trying to resist the soapbox, Queen Cicely, a living legend, icon, and undeniable talent adds another award to her mantle. A great way to count down the days until her 94th birthday wouldn’t you say?