Honorary Oscar awarded to Michael J. Fox

  • Posted On:November 21, 2022

Saturday night, during the ceremony of the Governors Awards, an extremely heart warming and very much deserved award was presented to Michael J.Fox, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by Woody Harrelson, in recognition of his advocacy of research on Parkinson's disease.

During his speech Michael J. Fox went on to reflect on his Parkinson's disease diagnosis in 1991 and his decision to launch the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in 2000.

"I was told I had only 10 years left to work. That was s**tty. The hardest part of my diagnosis was grappling with the certainty of the diagnosis and the uncertainty of the situation. The diagnosis was definite, the progress was indefinite and uncertain", he stated.

He also thanked his family, including wife Tracy Pollan, for their ongoing support.

"Tracy made it clear she was with me for the duration," he smiled.

To watch the award being presented by Woody Harrelson please visit the following link: