Jerry Lewis is finally getting an Oscar! He’s getting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 81st Annual Academy Awards Show on February 22nd. The Academy president, Sid Ganis said, “Jerry is a legendary comedian who has not only brought laughter to millions around the world but has also helped thousands upon thousands by raising funds and awareness for those suffering from muscular dystrophy.”
I’m really excited for Jerry Lewis! He’s never even been nominated for an Oscar and now he automatically just gets one. I know he’s been getting some heat for not being P.C. the past few years, but the dude is a little senile…it’s not his fault. I know the older I get, the less I’m able to sensor myself, think if you’re Jerry Lewis…he has no editor! He’s forgiven in my book.
Fun Jerry Fact: He’s raised over $2 billion since 1966. Simply amazing.