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Jackie Chan finally honoured with Oscar: Twitter flooded with congratulatory messages

Jackie Chan has been awarded an honorary Oscar in recognition of an illustrious career spanning over five decades. With more than 200 films under his belt spanning a 56-year career, the martial arts star finally

India TV Entertainment Desk, Mumbai [ Updated: November 15, 2016 10:58 IST ]
Jackie Chan 'Finally' Gets His First Oscar

With more than 200 films under his belt spanning a 56-year career, the martial arts star Jackie Chan has finally been awarded an honorary Oscar.

The 62-year-old  star was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker presented Chan with the award.

Hanks compared Chan to the likes of John Wayne and Buster Keaton.

Chan accepted his award, calling it a "dream" and shared his memories growing up and watching the Oscars with his parents.

India Tv - Jackie Chan is presented with an Honorary Oscar Award by actor Chris Tucker

Jackie Chan is presented with an Honorary Oscar Award by actor Chris Tucker

Minutes after legendary actor Jackie Chan won the award, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood  congratulated him on twitter.

Sonu on Sunday night shared a post, which read that Chan was feted with the award at the eigth annual Governors Awards on Saturday. The post also read that he is the first Chinese to have received the award, which is given in recognition of "extraordinary achievements" in the film industry.

"The starting point of all achievement is desire! There you are! Heartiest Congratulations. Jackie Chan," Sonu captioned the image.

Sonu will soon be seen sharing screen space with Chan in the upcoming Sino-Chinese film "Kung Fu Yoga".

The 62-year-old star said he was 'honoured and lost for words' on finally receiving the award.

Messages of congratulations poured in for the much-loved Chinese star on social media, from his contemporaries and his fans.

 

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