James Earl Jones was presented with an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement onstage at the Wyndham's Theatre, where he is currently starring in Driving Miss Daisy, on Saturday, November 12.
The award was presented to him by his co-star, Vanessa Redgrave, who was joined by Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley. Also on hand was Boyd Gaines, who is also part of the Driving Miss Daisy cast.
Jones received Tony Awards for his performances in Fences and The Great White Hope, and a Tony Award nomination for On Golden Pond. He most recently appeared on Broadway in Driving Miss Daisy, and is slated to appear in a 2012 Broadway production of Gore Vidal's The Best Man. In addition, Jones has received four Emmys, two CableACE awards, two OBIEs, five Drama Desk Awards, and a Grammy. He received the National Medal of Arts in 1992 for his services to American Culture, was an honoree of the 2002 John F. Kennedy Center Honors, and was recently named as the recipient of the 2011 Paul Robeson Award.
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