Oscars to honor Elaine May, Danny Glover, Samuel L. Jackson

Jackson, 72, was nominated for supporting actor for 1994’s “Pulp Fiction.” In an explosive, often brilliantly foul-mouthed career, Jackson’s films have accounted for some $27 billion in box office. They include “Do the Right Thing,” “Jurassic Park,” “Django Unchained” and “Die Hard With a Vengeance.”

Ullmann was twice nominated for best actress: Ingmar Berman’s “Face to Face” (1976) and Jan Troell’s “The Emigrants” (1971). The Norwegian Ullmann began on the stage before beginning one of the movies’ great actor-director partnerships with the Swedish filmmaker Bergman. She starred in 10 of his films, including “Persona,” “Cries and Whispers” and “Autumn Sonata.”

Glover hasn’t been nominated by the academy. The 74-year-old actor has starred in “The Color Purple,” “To Sleep With Anger,” “A Rage in Harlem” and the “Lethal Weapon” series. He has also been a tireless activist in his native San Francisco, a Civil Rights advocate, a UN Goodwill Ambassador and a father-figure to a new generation of filmmakers, appearing in recent films like “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and “Sorry to Bother You.”


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