Cicely Tyson looked fabulous as she received her very first Oscar at the 10th annual Governors Awards at Hollywood’s Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center Sunday night.
The actress, who turns 94 next month, was introduced by Quincy Jones, who detailed Tyson’s extraordinary career.
Jones shared, “Her work, grace, dignity, class, humility, and profound professionalism firmly placed her on the pedestal of Hollywood royalty, and now, at long last, I could not be more honoured to say that tonight, Cicely Tyson receives her more-than-well-deserved Oscar.”
Tyson, who was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award back in 1973 for “Sounder”, then gushed in her speech, “This is a culmination of all those years of haves and have-nots.”
The actress has been bagging acting roles for over 50 years, with her now starring as Ophelia Harkness in “How to Get Away with Murder”.
She definitely dressed to impress at the ceremony Sunday, donning a gorgeous glittery dress, which she teamed with long metallic gloves.
Viola Davis was among those taking to Twitter to congratulate the icon, posting: