Angelina Jolie To Receive Honorary Oscar For Humanitarian Efforts
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the recipients of four honorary awards it will give out this year at the fifth annual Governor's Awards gala in November.
Angelina Jolie, who will be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, will be joined by Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi.
“The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who’ve made indelible contributions in their respective fields,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s honorees and look forward to bringing their peers and colleagues together to celebrate their extraordinary achievements.”
The honorary awards come in the forme of the typical Oscar statuette, and are given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”
Jolie's award is also an Oscar, her second (she won Best Supporting Actress for 1999's Girl, Interrupted), which is given to a person in the motion picture industry "whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”
The awards will be presented Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday, November 16.