Hong Kong-born actor Jackie Chan's dreams have finally come true after he was honoured with Oscars at the eighth annual Governors Awards. Chan wanted to win an Oscar after he saw the gold statuette at Sylvester Stallone's house 23 years ago.
On Saturday, the martial artist-actor received his own golden statuette, an honorary Oscar for his contribution to the film industry.
"After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally," Chan said at the award show after accepting the award.
While giving his acceptance speech, the 62-year-old recalled the moment when his father asked him about not winning Oscar despite having made so many movies.
During the award show, he thanked his fans for inspiring him to make movies. "I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones," he said.
The Governors Awards is an annual event held in November at the Ray Dolby Ballroom. The Governors Awards is a non-televised event created by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Police Story actor was honoured on Saturday night along with casting director Lynn Stalmaster, British film editor Anne V Coates, and documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
"Can you imagine a job where you're actually paid to look into the eyes of George Clooney, Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, Peter Finch, Sean Connery, Albert Finney, Clint Eastwood, Richard Gere, Daniel Craig, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Fifty Shades Of Grey himself Jamie Dornan?" Coates said after winning the award.
The award night saw the presence of Hollywood's elite, including Richard Gere, Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington, Lupita Nyong'o, Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Adams, Dev Patel, Tom Hanks, Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Isabelle Huppert, Mark Wahlberg and Ava DuVernay.