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Oscars 2020: This is what Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for

Published by Avuya Walters

It has been a little more than a week since Los Angeles Lakers veteran, Kobe Bryant tragically lost his life and word from The Academy is that the legendary NBA icon will be honoured at the Oscars 2020.

Oscars 2020: Kobe Bryant to be honoured

As reported by The Guardian, The Academy has made plans to honour the basketball icon during the Oscars 2020 awards ceremony which will broadcast globally on Sunday 9 February.

The details of the tribute are not yet known and speculation remains rife around the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ (AMPAS) plans to honour the NBA legend.

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What did Bryant win an Oscar for?

It may be a shock to many but Kobe Bryant has won more Oscars than Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr and Johnny Depp.

Yep, the man really was a multi-faceted Mamba whose eye for victory was impeccably sharp. Bryant scored an Oscar for Best Animated Film in 2018, for Dear Basketball, a short film adapted from a poem he published three years earlier.

What is the latest news around Bryant’s death?

According to CNN, the bodies of the eight victims who lost their lives in that tragic helicopter crash have finally been released to their families.

Bryant, 41, his second eldest daughter Gianna, 13, Payton Chester, 13; Sarah Chester, 45; Alyssa Altobelli, 14; Keri Altobelli, 46; John Altobelli, 56; Christina Mauser, 38; and the helicopter’s pilot, Ara Zobayan, 50, all died in Calabasas, California on Sunday 26 January.

The deaths have officially been ruled an accident by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. It is believed that Bryant and the crew were headed to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game when they lost their lives.

At this time, the family has not yet revealed burial plans.

Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and his three daughters, Capri, Natalia and Bianka.