In September 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Jackie Chan will be receiving a lifetime achievement Oscar in November 2016! I am so excited and proud to learn of Chan’s amazing accomplishment. His achievement makes him the first Chinese person to ever win this honorary award.
I believe that Jackie Chan fully deserves to win this award. He starred in/directed/produced over one hundred films during his lifetime and has also created and performed much of his own action choreography in these films. Not only do his fans view him as an inspiration, but even the Academy has stated that Chan has been “charming audiences with his dazzling athleticism, inventive stunt work and boundless charisma.”
Jackie Chan, 62, is receiving this honorary award at a relatively young age, compared to other recipients this year, who are around 90 years old! He is determined to win another “golden statue” during his fruitful career.
Here is a Facebook message that the gracious and modest Jackie Chan posted after he heard the wonderful news:
“It’s been 56 years since I filmed my first movie when I was six, and I’ve worked on over 200 films to date. I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Oscars for giving me this award of encouragement and recognizing my achievements while I’m still ‘young’. I’m absolutely honored to be the first Chinese in history to receive this award.
The JC Stunt Team has always had a motto: We don’t ask why, we just do or die. This was one of our fundamental principles, and also a kind of passionate attitude that we, as action movie stars, kept at heart. To be honest, making an action movie isn’t easy. It’s normal for us to get hurt and bleed. Many of us have sustained a body full of injuries and I’m no exception to the case. That’s why I’d like to share this honor with my brothers of the JC Stunt Team who have been with me through good times and bad times over the many years, and I’d like to share this award with every action movie star from all over the world!
I’d like to say thank you to my family; thank you to every outstanding, talented and professional person I’ve worked with on the movie set; and thank you to all the business partners who have continuously supported me. I’ve actually set myself a “little goal” and hope that this honorary golden statue won’t be my last one. I don’t think the Oscars have a rule where you can’t win another golden statue after receiving an honorary award, right?
I’d also like to take this opportunity to say a big heartfelt thank you to all my fans who have endlessly given me so much support. You’re the reason why I’m motivated to keep moving forward. Thank you!
很多年前成家班就經常說一句話，We don’t ask why, we just do or die.這是我們的信條，也是所有動作電影人的態度。拍動作電影很辛苦，受傷流血是常事，很多人都落了一身傷病，我自己也不例外。所以，奧斯卡這份榮譽，我要把它要与几十年來与我共同出生入死的成家班兄弟，与全世界的動作電影人一起分享！
Congratulations, Jackie Chan, on your magnificent accomplishment!