Michael J. Fox to be awarded honorary Oscar for Parkinson’s function

The actor will receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards, along with songwriter Diane Warren, and directors Euzhan Palcy and Peter Weir, the Academy introduced Wednesday.

The Academy’s Board of Governors selected the honorees for their “indelible contributions to cinema and the environment at large.”

Fox, who started the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Exploration in 2000 and was diagnosed with the illness in 1991, will obtain the Academy’s Hersholt Humanitarian Award

“Fox’s tireless advocacy of investigation on Parkinson’s sickness alongside his boundless optimism exemplifies the effect of 1 man or woman in altering the potential for tens of millions,” Academy President David Rubin mentioned in a statement.

Fox, who rose to fame as Alex P. Keaton on “Household Ties” and several other Tv set series, is also regarded for his get the job done as Marty McFly in the “Again to the Upcoming” franchise. He has gained 5 Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, a Grammy and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, but he has under no circumstances been nominated for an Oscar.

The awards will be introduced at the Academy’s Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 19.

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