Creating History! Cicely Tyson Becomes 1st Black Woman To Receive Honorary Oscar
Congratulations are in order! The Queen Of All Queens; Cicely Tyson is creating history by becoming the first Black Woman ever to receieve a honorary Oscar.
The 93 Year old actress has been in the game over 50+ years and has received multiple awards for numerous projects. Tyson is a Tony award receipient , 2x Emmy award winner and has even been honored with the Presidential medal of freedom. Unfortunately though Tyson has never received anything from the Academy.
According to #HuffPost Tyson is set to be honored on behalf of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 18th, 2018. The event will be shown within highlighted fashion during the 2019 #Oscar’s ceremony. Tyson is the only Actress to receive an honor of this magnitude within 2018.