The 'Django Unchained' actor is scheduled to be lauded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a special award at the upcoming Governors Awards.

AceShowbiz - Samuel L. Jackson is to receive an honorary Oscar at the 2022 Governors Awards.

The 72-year-old actor, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in "Pulp Fiction" but has never won a statuette, will receive the gong on 15 January, 2022.

Other honorees at the awards include actress-writer-director Elaine May and actress Liv Ullmann, both of whom will be recognised for their "extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy."

Danny Glover will be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, named for the Danish actor and translator who was one of Hollywood's most active philanthropists, which is presented "to an individual in the motion picture arts and sciences whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry."

"The Color Purple" and "Dreamgirls" star, 74, is being honoured for his activism as both a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Samuel L. Jackson's latest movie is an action comedy "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard". A sequel to 2017's "The Hitman's Bodyguard", it starred Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Frank Grillo, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman.

Before "Hitman's Wife", he starred in a horror film called "Spiral". Fronted by Chris Rock, it's a ninth installment in the "Saw" film series.

The actor will next be seen in action thriller "The Protege" and animated comedy "Blazing Samurai".

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