The 62-year-old Hong Kong stuntman was beaming when Tom Hanks handed him the little gold statuette and congratulated him on his success.
“Standing here is a dream,” said Chan at the podium. “After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, breaking so many bones, finally this is mine.”
The Governor’s Awards is an annual ceremony in which Oscars are conferred and distributed by the Academy’s Board of Governor’s. After the recipients are announced over the summer, there is an honorary gala to present the awards in November.
Also receiving the awards were documentarian Frederick Wiseman, casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and editor Anne V Coates