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Cicely Tyson Wins Honorary Oscar at Govenors Awards 2018!

Cicely Tyson is being honored in a big way!

The iconic 93-year-old actress received an honorary Oscar at the 2018 Governors Awards on Sunday night (November 18) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

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Ava DuVernay presented the award to Cicely. She officially made history as the first black woman to receive an Oscar in the honorary award category.

How To Get Away With Murder creator Shonda Rhimes was also in attendance at the ceremony, who cast Cicely as a guest star, for which she has repeatedly been nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

FYI: Ava is wearing a custom Prada dress.

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Neil Patrick Harris, Cristin Milioti, & More Attend Creative Arts Emmys 2018!

Neil Patrick Harris and Cristin Milioti walk the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday (September 8) in Los Angeles.

The former How I Met Your Mother co-stars were among the many celebs at the event. Their co-star Alyson Hannigan was also there with husband Alexis Denisof.

The cast of Fuller HouseJohn Stamos (with wife Caitlin McHugh), Lori Loughlin, Bob Saget (wife fiancee Kelly Rizzo), Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber – posed for pics together.

More stars there included Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston (with wife Robin Dearden) and Giancarlo Esposito, Jane Lynch, Molly Shannon, Life in Pieces co-stars Thomas Sadoski and Besty Brandt, Vida co-stars Melissa Barerra and Mishel Prada, Westworld‘s Jimmi Simpson, The Sinner‘s Bill Pullman, One Day at a Time‘s Justina Machado, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sarah Drew, and Riverdale‘s Madchen Amick.

FYI: Neil is wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo, To Boot New York shoes, and a The Tie Bar bow tie. Mishel is wearing a Blumarine gown and Ileana Makri jewelry. Melissa is wearing an Antonio Grimaldi gown with Marco Bicego and Djula white diamond rings. Jimmi is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. Lori is wearing a Jovani jumpsuit and Csarite Fine Jewelry by Dawes Design. Molly is wearing a Paule Ka gown. Cristin is wearing Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Thomas is wearing a Ted Baker London suit.

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Cicely Tyson to Receive Honorary Award at Oscars 2019

Cicely Tyson is going to be honored in a major way at the 2019 Oscars!

The 93-year-old actor will be one of the recipients of this year’s honorary Oscars, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.

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landed her first major role was in the 1968 film The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. She has been awarded with a Tony, two Emmys, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

Cicely will be the first black woman ever to receive an Oscar in an honorary category at the upcoming Governors Awards – which will take place on November 18.

Congrats Cicely!

Cicely Tyson Pays Respects in Iconic Hat at Aretha Franklin's Funeral - Watch Now!

Cicely Tyson is saying goodbye to her longtime friend Aretha Franklin at her funeral.

The 93-year-old actress and model took to the stage in a giant black hat during the funeral service on Friday (August 31) held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan.

During her speech, Cicely told animated stories about Aretha‘s life.

Aretha was the sum total of her life’s experience and she shared that with us through the soul songs she sung. She spoke to us through her soul and everything she experienced and that’s why no matter what she was singing, she moved every single person,” Cicely said.

Hear all that Cicely had to say in the video below…

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Cicely Tyson Honored with Hand & Footprint Ceremony at Chinese Theatre

Cicely Tyson holds her hands in the air after placing them in cement during her Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday (April 27) in Hollywood.

The legendary 93-year-old actress was honored by her friend Tyler Perry at the event and Tony winner Anika Noni Rose was in the audience.

In a new interview with THR, Cicely opened up about her hopes for young black women during the Time’s Up movement.

“That they will gain from it a sense of freedom. Freedom to act in the manner that they feel they should act in a given set of circumstances. To be able to demand respect, was a human being first, who happened to be born a woman. Regardless of color or race, you are a human being and should be treated as such,” she said.

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