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Angelina Jolie's Honored by the Academy for her Humanitarian Work

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09/07/2013 2:51 am
Angelina Jolie's Honored by the Academy for her Humanitarian Work

Heather O’Connell


Staff Writer

Angelina Jolie made news earlier this year when she let the world know that she had a preventative double mastectomy. Now four months later she’s getting some big news. She will be receiving an honorary Academy Award.

It was announced on Thursday September 5 that she was be receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the honorary awards ceremony, which is being held on November 16th. At 38 years of age, Jolie is set to be the youngest person to receive the award. Jolie is receiving the award for her humanitarian work with organizations like the UN High Commission for Refugees and the Council on Foreign Relations.

This won’t be the first Academy Award for Jolie as she received her first and only other Oscar in 2000 for Best Supporting Actress in Girl, Interrupted.

The Academy also announced the awardees for the three other awards that will be handed out that night. They will go to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, and Piero Tosi.

The Academy present Cheryl Boone Isaacs explained why the awards were given out to who they were and how she’s excited for this year’s nominees, “The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who’ve made indelible contributions in their respective fields. 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 Oscars will be given out at The Governors Awards dinner ceremony on November 16th 2013, and the Oscar ceremony will be held on March 2, 2014.

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