Marvel Comics Editor in Chief, Stan Lee, who passed away on Monday at the age of 95, will receive a Special Achievement Award: A Lifetime of Cameos at the 2019 LCJ Movie Awards.
“Stan Lee will forever be an icon,” says LCJ Movie Awards founder and President, Lights Camera Jackson. “Without his creation of some of the greatest comic book characters of all-time, the movie industry – and our entire popular culture – simply wouldn’t be the same. He has also made some of the best cameo appearances in the history of motion pictures – a one-of-a-kind legacy that will never be matched.”
Lee has made brief appearances in dozens of Marvel films, including “X-Men”, “Spider-Man” and “Fantastic Four”. By the end of 2018, Lee will have appeared in seven blockbuster releases, including three under the Marvel Studios brand: “Ant-Man and the Wasp”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther”. Lee was also recently seen in “Venom” and heard – as the voice of himself – in this summer’s DC animated feature “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”.
Lee will appear vocally in the upcoming “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (out Nov. 21) and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Dec. 14). His “Spider-Verse” cameo is featured in the first 35 minutes, which debuted to a crowd of thousands in October at New York Comic Con.
Lee earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2017 for the animated series “Rocket & Groot”, based on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” characters. He also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society in 2012.
Lee was previously nominated for the Best Cameo LCJ Movie Award for “Captain America: The First Avenger”, “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Big Hero 6”. In recognition of Lee’s legacy and incredible body of work, he will be the sole recipient of a Cameo-related honor at this year’s LCJ Movie Awards.
Nominations for the 2019 LCJ Movie Awards will be made in a live announcement on Tuesday January 29th. Lee’s Special Achievement Award, as well as the winners in all competitive categories, will be announced on Sunday February 17th.