Fans praised Michael J. Fox after receiving his honorary Oscar award

Last weekend, Back to the Future Star, Michael J Fox received his honorary Oscar during the Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. Fox was one of the few celebrities on That Night to receive the award last weekend, drawing praise from fans and celebrities alike.

According to AP News, Fox received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for “his contributions to the study of Parkinson’s disease.” The 61-year-old started a foundation in 2000 after being diagnosed at the age of 29. The foundation raised more than $1.5 billion to fund research to fight the disease. The actor received a standing ovation from his peers after being presented with the award by his friend Woody Harrelson. Speaking on stage, he said he was speechless but optimistic.

“My optimism is fueled by my gratitude. I didn’t know what to say and said, ‘Maybe just long enough’.”

The Academy uploaded Fox’s full speech to YouTube, and fans were immediately emotional after hearing it. They praised the actor for his contributions to Parkinson’s research and for enjoying his work as an actor in the ’80s and ’90s.


Fox also received support from his fans for his recent performance and believed she deserved it. They also commended the Academy for finally recognizing Fox for his supervisors and his contributions outside of acting.

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is a special award presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to those who have made outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. Other celebrity honorees included Angelina Jolie in 2013 and Oprah Winfrey in 2011. Fans praised Michael J. Fox after receiving his honorary Oscar award

Lindsay Lowe

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