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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones to receive honorary Oscars!


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Oprah Winfrey. File Photo
Oprah Winfrey. File Photo - AP.

Oprah Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and James Earl Jones and Dick Smith will receive honorary Oscars for their outstanding careers.

Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith have been picked to receive honorary Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the three will be honoured with Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in November. The academy’s Board of Governors voted on Tuesday to recognize the entertainment industry veterans.

Ms. Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honours philanthropic and humanitarian contributions. The 57-year-old media mogul, who was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for 1985’s The Color Purple, supports various charitable and educational causes, including her own namesake foundations and Academy for Girls in South Africa.

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