Angelina Jolie to be awarded humanitarian Oscar

BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-FILM-WORLD WAR Z Angelina Jolie will be presented with an Oscar for her humanitarian work. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Jolie with the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, according to a release sent out Thursday.

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is presented “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” According to a press release, Jolie was tapped by the academy for “staking out a career in the nexus of entertainment and philanthropy.” The actress was highly praised for being “an impassioned advocate for humanitarian causes, traveling widely to promote organizations and social justice efforts such as the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative.”

Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi will also receive honorary governor awards. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 5th annual Governors Awards on November 16. “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,” Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement.

Angelina-Jolie-in-SyriaJolie tweeted thanks on Thursday, saying “I’m so proud to win an honorary Oscar this year with @TheAcademy, So much love & joy to u all, thank you! Congrats Martin, Lansbury, & Tosi.”


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