Cicely Tyson finally Gets Her Oscar
Veteran actress Cicely Tyson will finally be taking her very own golden statue this year.
The actress, now 93 years old, will be recognised by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Tyson received her only Oscar nod in the for Best Actress category for 1972’s Sounder.
She will be the only recipient of an honorary Oscar at next year’s Academy Awards.
Other awards have been garnered by Tyson over the years such as a Tony award, several Emmy Awards and for her performances in the likes of Roots and The Authority of Miss Jane Pittman, the long-time actress received the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.