CICELY TYSON TO RECEIVE HONORARY ACADEMY AWARD

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Legendary actress Cicely Tyson will be presented with an Honorary Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ tenth annual Governors Awards November 18. 

 

In addition to Tyson, the Board of Governors also voted to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy and composer Lalo Schifrin, as well as the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. 

 

She received the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play after a 30 year hiatus from the stage. She also has a recurring role on How To Get Away With Murder as the mother of Viola Davis’s character.