Cicely Tyson is now the first black woman to receive an honorary Oscar for over 60 years of work in the industry.

Tyson was honored on Sunday (Nov 19), at the Academy’s 10th annual Governors Awards where she received tributes from other legendary figures such as Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones during the celebration of her career.

“Her work, grace, dignity, class, humility and profound professionalism firmly placed her on the pedestal of Hollywood royalty, and now, at long last, I could not be more honored to say that tonight, Cicely Tyson receives her more than well-deserved Oscar,” Jones said while Ava DuVernay, who introduced Tyson, cited her for being “the seed for so many of us, the rose that we adore.”

Tyson’s lengthy career includes the films The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, A Woman Called Moses, Wilma, Roots, and many others. The Tony and Emmy winner was given her first and last Oscar nomination for her role as Rebecca in the 1972 film adaption of Sounder. Many of her younger fans know Tyson for her work with Tyler Perry in the Madea franchise and Viola Davis on How To Get Away With Murder.