Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Cicely Tyson mentioned she was grateful to have her handprints and footprints immortalized in entrance of Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese language Theatre on Friday.
The 93-year-old star of Roots and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman acquired her palms a bit soiled as her personal slab of concrete joined the likes of Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe exterior of the long-lasting theater.
“The truth that you thought sufficient of what I used to be attempting to do all through my whole profession is worthy of this second, I can not inform you how grateful I’m,” Tyson mentioned.
The glory was a part of the Turner Basic Films Basic Movie Competition. Filmmaker Tyler Perry hosted the ceremony and TCM host Ben Mankiewicz spoke.
“You so deserve it. What a life and journey. All of us love you!” Perry mentioned in a Twitter submit after the ceremony.
Tyson has been nominated for 11 Primetime Emmy awards, profitable twice for Oldest Residing Accomplice Widow Tells All and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman; her most up-to-date nomination got here for her visitor look on Methods to Get Away with Homicide. She’s additionally gained awards from the African-American Movie Critics Affiliation, the Black Movie Critics Circle Awards, Black Reel Awards, the CableACE Awards, the Elle Girls in Hollywood Awards, the Gold Derby Awards, the Gracie Allen Awards, the Hollywood Movie Awards, the Picture Awards, the Nationwide Board of Evaluate, the Nationwide Society of Movie Critics Awards, the On-line Movie & Tv Affiliation, the Satellite tv for pc Awards, the Display Actors Guild Awards, the TV Land Awards, the Girls Movie Critics Circle Awards and the Girls in Movie Crystal Awards.
Tyson additionally was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for 1972’s Sounder.
For her work on the stage, she gained a Tony Award, Outer Critics Award and Drama Desk Award for her function in The Journey to Bountiful.
Tyson mentioned she was stunned when her agent known as her to inform her concerning the handprint ceremony.
“And I mentioned, ‘You have to be kidding me?’ I imply, it is the very last thing on this planet that I used to be even pondering of. It got here as actually a shock,” she informed NBC Information.