Michael J. Fox to be awarded honorary Oscar

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(CNN)Michael J. Fox volition beryllium honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for his contributions to movie and his efforts to assistance cure Parkinson's disease.

The histrion volition person an honorary Oscar astatine this year's Governors Awards, on with songwriter Diane Warren, and directors Euzhan Palcy and Peter Weir, the Academy announced Wednesday.

The Academy's Board of Governors selected the honorees for their "indelible contributions to cinema and the satellite astatine large."

    Fox, who founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research successful 2000 and was diagnosed with the illness successful 1991, volition person the Academy's Hersholt Humanitarian Award

      "Fox's tireless advocacy of probe connected Parkinson's illness alongside his boundless optimism exemplifies the interaction of 1 idiosyncratic successful changing the aboriginal for millions," Academy President David Rubin said successful a statement.

        Fox, who roseate to fame arsenic Alex P. Keaton connected "Family Ties" and galore different TV series, is besides known for his enactment arsenic Marty McFly successful the "Back to the Future" franchise. He has won 5 Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globes, a Grammy and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, but helium has ne'er been nominated for an Oscar.

        The awards volition beryllium presented astatine the Academy's Governors Awards successful Los Angeles connected Nov. 19.

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