As reported on Mingpao News, the actor, who appeared at the press conference promoting his new movie “Kung Fu Yoga” recently, stated, “I have been making movies for more than 50 years. All filmmakers dream of winning an Oscar, but it has always felt too distant for us in the action comedy business.”
In three days, Jackie Chan will be flying off to the United States to receive his honorary Academy Award, but the action star admitted that he still could not believe that his work has finally been recognised.
Jackie said that he finally feels that all his injuries and operations didn’t go to waste, and thanked his fans around the world for their never-ending support.
“I will continue to perfect my craft and be a good kid!” he added.
Aside from Jackie, other recipients include film editor Anne Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman.