Moment of emotion in Los Angeles this Saturday, November 19, 2022, where actor Michael J. Fox received an honorary Oscar for his action in favor of the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Suffering from this disease for more than thirty years, the actor of “Back to the future” and “Spin City” was moved and grateful.
The Academy of Oscars honors Michael J. Fox
After the moving reunion between Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox at New York Comic Con, the actor of the saga Back to the futureunforgettable Marty McFly, was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Governor Awards party. An event that launches the season of ceremonies and awards evenings, non-televised – which allows presenters and recipients to take their time – and to which, according to Deadlineall that Hollywood has great personalities was there.
The 61-year-old actor received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which rewards exceptional action for a humanitarian cause. A distinction which one can wonder why it comes so late. In effect, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, while he is in his thirties, Michael J. Fox will gradually reduce his film appearances. After 1996 and a final appearance in Mars Attacks!the actor will essentially lend his voice for animated films, only appearing sporadically, especially in series.
In 2000, he created his foundation, the “Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research”. Since its inception, the actor and his foundation have raised more than $1.5 billion to advance research into this serious disease.
An award received from the hands of Woody Harrelson
It was his friend Woody Harrelson who gave him this Oscar. The two men met in the 80s, when Michael J. Fox was shooting in the series Sacred Family and Woody Harrelson in the series Cheers. They then shared the movie poster Doc Hollywood by Michael Caton-Jones in 1991.
Michael J. Fox, after a long standing ovationwas touched and underlined it with humor:
Stop. You make me tremble.