Michael J. Fox accepts honorary Oscar award for Parkinson’s Disease advocacy and research
The Oscar for Best Animated Feature was awarded to Michael J. Fox for ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ a film about two dogs that turn into a team.
Michael J. Fox (right) accepts his Oscar for best animated feature for ‘The Secret Life of Pets.’
LOS ANGELES – Michael J. Fox accepted an honorary Oscar on Sunday for his commitment to Parkinson’s disease advocacy and research during a red carpet event in Hollywood.
“I am very moved to accept tonight on behalf of my wife, my daughter and the rest of the Fox family this award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for my work in advancing the movement of people with Parkinson’s,” Fox said in a statement after the ceremony.
“This award speaks to Michael’s passion for his work fighting this disease, his generosity and his ability to transform a life through his story.”
The Oscar for best animated feature was given to the film “The Secret Life of Pets,” which won in the animated feature category in 2008.
The Oscars were awarded at a party after the Golden Globes Awards.
Fox has been working on the project with writer-director Pete Docter since 2007. The film won a record $102 million at the box office and many awards. It became the third movie in a five-year-long Academy campaign to reach that milestone, after the 2014 documentary, “Kony 2012,” and “Jurassic World.”
“I am grateful to the Academy, the people who have made this possible,” Fox said on the red carpet. “I’m very moved by this recognition. The Secret Life of Pets was a huge success.”
Last year, Fox won Oscar for best performance by an actor in a leading role for his role as Bruce Almighty in “Bruce Almighty.”
“It’s an honor to be awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar,” Fox said in a statement. “After years of trying to get a nomination and years of agonizing