In a touching ceremony, Michael J. Fox receives an honorary Oscar for his efforts on Parkinson's disease.

On November 19, Michael J. Fox received an honorary Oscar for his decades-long commitment as a Parkinson's disease advocate.

In Los Angeles, during the 13th Governors Awards, Fox received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

According to the website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,

the prize is given to a "movie industry professional whose humanitarian actions have brought honour to the business."

A standing ovation was given to Fox, who established the Michael J. Fox Foundation

for Parkinson's Research in 2000. Woody Harrelson, a fellow actor, gave the introduction.

The Hollywood Reporter quotes the "Back to the Future" actor as saying,

"The toughest thing was wrestling with the certainty of the diagnosis and the uncertainty of the situation,

," while discussing his Parkinson's diagnosis at the age of 29.