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Michael J. Fox to be granted privileged Oscar

Michael J. Fox will be regarded by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for his commitments to film and his endeavors to assist with restoring Parkinson's sickness.

The entertainer is set to get a privileged Oscar at the current year's Governors Awards, alongside musician Diane Warren, and chiefs Euzhan Palcy and Peter Weir, the Academy declared Wednesday.

The Academy's leading group of lead representatives chose the honorees for their "permanent commitments to film and the world at large."

Fox, who established the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in 2000 and was determined to have the sickness in 1991, will get the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

"Fox's resolute support of examination on Parkinson's illness close by his unfathomable confidence epitomizes the effect of one individual in changing the future for millions," Academy President David Rubin said in an explanation.

Fox, who rose to notoriety as Alex P. Keaton on "Family Ties" and various other TV series, is likewise referred to for his work as Marty McFly in the "Back to the Future" establishment. He has won five Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, a Grammy and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, yet he has never been selected for an Oscar.

The honors will be introduced at the Academy's Governors Awards in Los Angeles on November 19.


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