Jackie Chan's getting an Oscar

Jackie Chan is getting an Oscar to add to his trophy cabinet.

The Rush Hour star was one of four industry veterans announced on the list of winners for the Governors Awards, held annually by the Academy.

He’ll be joined by film editor Anne V Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman who are also set to collect a gold statuette at the ceremony in November.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs described the recipients as “true pioneers and legends in their crafts”.

Jackie has starred in and produced dozens of films, dazzling with his stunts and martial arts most recently in Skiptrace, alongside Johnny Knoxville.

Anne won an Academy Award for her editing on Lawrence of Arabia and has worked with such directors as Sidney Lumet and Richard Attenborough. Lynn has been casting since the mid-1950s, with credits including The Graduate, while Frederick started making documentaries in 1967.

The Governors Awards takes place every November or December to honour those chosen by the Academy’s Board of Governors, ahead of the main Oscars ceremony in February or March.

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