Samuel L Jackson receives his first OSCAR, When? Didn’t see it at the Sunday event?
Well, that’s because it was before the Oscar.
Renowned actor Samuel L Jackson was awarded a well-deserved honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards on Friday night, two days before the Oscars.
The Governors Awards is an event held ahead of the OSCARS.
It is held to honour those who have been overlooked by the Academy over the years. Those who have a body of works worthy of recognition rather than one work are also awarded on this night.
This award comes 30 years after his only Oscar Nomination.
In 1995, Sam was nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role for his performance in Pulp Fiction but didn’t win. The Academy has been snubbing his films, since then.
Why has a great actor like Sam, whom everyone loves, had just one Oscar nomination?
I mean Sam has delivered spectacular performances in films all my life and almost all of his.
Some say it’s because of the nature of his movies while others believe it’s a race thing.
Well, Samuel was happy to receive his honorary Oscar from his friend Denzel Washington who excitedly presented the award to him.
Denzel shared Sam’s beautiful career journey, recognizing his friend’s achievements in film and philanthropy. He even acknowledged “Motherf*cker” as an essential part of Sam’s career.
Also, He added that Sam has the most significant box office revenue, amounting to $27 billion.
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Samuel L Jackson receives his first OSCAR: What he has to say
Meanwhile, Samuel L Jackson during an interview with The Times, said he should’ve already won at least one Oscar.
“I should’ve won that one” Sam said, referring to his sole nomination for Pulp Fiction.
He alleged that race might be the reason he didn’t win or hasn’t gotten nominations.
“My wife and I went to see ‘Bugsy,’” Jackson said. “Damn! They got nominated and I didn’t? I guess Black folk usually win for doing despicable shit on screen. Like Denzel [Washington] for being a horrible cop in ‘Training Day.’ All the great stuff he did in uplifting roles like ‘Malcolm X?’ No — we’ll give it to this motherfucker. So maybe I should have won one. But Oscars don’t move the comma on your cheque — it’s about getting asses in seats and I’ve done a good job of doing that.”
Further, Samuel L Jackson suggested the Academy should give the most-watched movies that got “asses in seats” more recognition.
He said the highest-grossing movie of the year should be given an award.
“They should have an Oscar for the most popular movie. Because that’s what the business is about,” he said.
Sam added that the Academy should award “Spiderman: No Way Home for grossing more than $1.8 billion this year. He said: “It did what movies did forever — it got people to a big dark room.”
“All movies are valid,” Sam added. “Some go to the cinema to be moved dearly. Some like superheroes. If somebody has more butts on seats it just means your audience is not as broad. There are people who have had successful careers but nobody can recite one line of their parts. I’m the guy who says shit that’s on a T-shirt.”
Nevertheless, Samuel L Jackson isn’t the only Oscar winner whose award was long overdue this year. Will Smith, who won his first Oscar on Sunday, should have won at least one Oscar before now.