After more than 200 films over an impressive 56 years as an actor, Jackie Chan has finally landed his long-deserved Oscar with an honourary trophy at the 8th Annual Governors Awards. The ceremony took place at the weekend, and saw three other titans of the film industry also honoured.

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62-year-old Jackie Chan was gifted with an Academy Award on Saturday (November 12th 2016) during an event at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. The award was presented by his 'Rush Hour' co-star Chris Tucker, while Tom Hanks gave a toast to the martial arts movie legend.

'I want to thank all my fans around the world because you're the reason I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching [and] breaking my bones', said Chan in his acceptance speech.

The majority of Chan's movies have been action comedies like 'Shanghai Knights', 'The Tuxedo', 'The Karate Kid' and 'Kung Fu Panda', and he's still very much working full-time with a number of other films coming up. He's been announced to star in sequels 'Rush Hour 4', 'Shanghai Dawn' and 'The Karate Kid 2', and is currently filming 'The Lego Ninjago Movie', 'The Nut Job 2' and Chinese movie 'Bleeding Steel'. The next film of his to be released will be Martin Campbell's IRA thriller 'The Foreigner' co-starring Pierce Brosnan.

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'The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman - true pioneers and legends in their crafts', said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement

The Governors Awards is a sister event to the official Academy Awards and sees the Board of Governors grant awards such as the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award to those talented souls who have somehow missed out on an Oscar during their active career.

Chan was the youngest of this year's honourees, with three more being given out to 90-year-old film editor Anne V. Coates ('The Elephant Man', 'Erin Brockovich'), 88-year-old casting director Lynn Stalmaster ('Superman', 'Deliverance') and 86-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman ('National Gallery', 'In Jackson Heights').