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Hollywood Makes A Grand Turnout At The Governor Awards

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Updated 11/17/2013 9:44pm
Hollywood Makes A Grand Turnout At The Governor Awards

Roxanne Powell

Staff Writer

Feel free to not hold your applause! Four of Hollywood’s biggest names were given awards at last Saturday’s Governor Awards ceremony! Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury, and Piero Tosi, each received awards, and were praised highly by their co-workers and friends. Jolie won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and told USA TODAY that she was “humbled to be accepting” it. She told sources that she does “take it to mean [she’s] on the right track,” because this award has also been given to Oprah Winfrey, another striking presence and Hollywood favorite. Jolie and her family are active in various charities. Her co-star and friend, Gena Rowlands, had this to say: "How does she have time to do all this? She acts, writes and directs and she has a large family, about 20 at last count. And she has to keep that smile on Brad's face. I take my hat off to her." How, indeed! Jolie and Pitt, her fiancé, make a point of making time for work and family—a combination not everyone can pull off. Go them! Lucas, who praised Jolie as “an artist whose humanitarian efforts continue to touch and inspire the world”, presented her award. Jolie thanked everyone, trying to keep it together for her son, Maddox, who also attended the ceremony. "Mad, I'm not going to cry I promise. I'm not going to embarrass you. You and your brothers and sisters are my happiness. There is no greater honor than being your mother." Steve Martin received a career-honoring Oscar, and was roasted by co-star Martin Short before being told that he was "a breathtakingly brilliant, staggering original, who has and continues to inspire all of us Steve Martin wannabes. Congratulations, amigo, thank you for the million laughs." Martin accepted this praise by saying how fortunate he was to have made it big in a business that has made him so many wonderful friends. “Something wonderful and magical and its impact on my life is profound. Friends. Fascinating, funny, and lifelong.” Angela Lansbury, who also won a career-honoring Oscar, was presented by Geoffrey Rush. After handing over her Oscar, he asked, "Are you the living definition of range? When they talk about the Golden Age of Hollywood are they just talking about you? These are rhetorical questions." Lansbury laughed and told everyone that, while undeserving of such an honor, she was extremely happy. Claudia Cardinale accepted the honorary Oscar for Piero Tosi. She said that, although he could not leave his home in Italy for the awards ceremony, he was nonetheless very pleased by the “unexpected honor.” You can read the full article, complete with pictures, on the USA TODAY website. http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped http://www.PopWrapped.com
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