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Angelina Jolie Receiving Governors Awards' Humanitarian Honor!

Angelina Jolie Receiving Governors Awards' Humanitarian Honor!

Angelina Jolie is set to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards this November!

The 38-year-old actress will be getting an Oscar statuette for the award, which is given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is presenting the award to Angelina for being “an impassioned advocate for humanitarian causes, traveling widely to promote organizations and social justice efforts such as the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative.”

Angelina will be getting the award alongside Honorary Awards recipients Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, and Piero Tosi at a ceremony on November 16 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

Congratulations to Angelina on the honor!

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# 1

LOL. Why? She is so fake and phony!!!

# 2
Go Figure! @ 09/05/2013 at 4:10 pm

I know she doesn’t do this for any kind of recognition, but she does do this out of goodness from the bottom of her heart. It’s about time she received recognition. What would have been better is if both she and Brad were honored at the same time.

# 3

Bravo Angelina:)

# 4

Congrats AJ! So Proud!

# 5

Congratulations.

# 6

So young, yet so very accomplished. Congratulations, Angelina!

# 7

”’The 37-year-old actress will be getting an Oscar statuette for the award, which is given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.””’

Certainly well deserved.

# 8

Well done Angie

# 9

Congrats Angie !!!!!!! So proud of you.

So proud to be your fan Angie.. You are my Hero.
God bless you Brad and your beautiful Family always .
Congratulations :))
Welcome to Sydney Auatralia.

Gold dust woman @ 09/05/2013 at 4:24 pm

Great stuff! I always thought Angelina would end up with at least 3 Oscars; the one she already has, one for for her humanitarian work and a best actress one. Two down one to go!

Congratulations Angie, you deserve it. More than any of your peers, you have worked tirelessly in the last 13 years to give voice to the voiceless. I salute you.

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# 6 MargoP6 @ 09/05/2013 at 4:18 pm
So young, yet so very accomplished. Congratulations, Angelina!
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So very true

That’s great. I love that fact that she does charity work!

Another Fan2 @ 09/05/2013 at 4:33 pm

Congrats, Angie! So well deserved!

“The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award”.

Wow how wonderful it is. Great karma as you help all the por helpless refugess from all over the world. Congrats Angie.

Bravo Angie all the best you.

Good for her and blessed with love

The LOL about the fact that the trolls have been bad-mouthing Angie all day on the previous thread and then BOOM, it gets announced that she is getting an Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures.
LOL call it good Karma, whatever but I think that somebody up there likes Ms Jolie very, very much.

Very well done and very well deserved Angie.

TICKY the one trick pony @ 09/05/2013 at 4:39 pm

@Brad:
What have she done to you?
What have you done to Society?
Sound likes Jennifer Aniston is the only Women who’s ever being dumped on this planet… Get over it…. I guest if I had an ugly short midget with a front lace bang Toupee that looks like a rapist I would be screaming at the Ocean too…

A True Brad and Angie Fan @ 09/05/2013 at 4:39 pm

Angelina is setting the gold standard among her peers of being a true humanitarian by bringing hard and tough issues to the front of the world. Angie is a loving, angel and thank God that he created her. Angie is really bless by her peers, Brad and her family. Angelina will be in likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Oprah Winfrey. Angelina is making history, her mother is looking below, beaming of happiness and joy for her daughter.

TICKY fake and phony @ 09/05/2013 at 4:42 pm

Still and forever the walking wounded. LOL… why?

@valis202: I could have sworn the hen Trolls said NO ONE in HW likes or respects Angelina Jolie. Congratulations Angie, Brad must be so proud of the woman he loves and the Mother of his children.

It’s not the Presidential Medal of Freedom (which I think she will one day have) but it is a high honor and well deserved. Congratulations Angelina Jolie.

from the other thread @ 09/05/2013 at 4:44 pm

A True Brad and Angie Fan @ 09/05/2013 at 3:48 pm

Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to Receive the Academy’s Governors Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Honorary Awards to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Angelina Jolie. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 16, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“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.”

Lansbury has received three Academy Award® nominations for her supporting performances on film – the first in her 1944 feature debut in “Gaslight,” followed by “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1945) and “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962). Her numerous other credits include “The Long, Hot Summer,” “Blue Hawaii,” “The World of Henry Orient,” “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” “Death on the Nile” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” as well as voice work for the first animated feature to receive a Best Picture nomination, “Beauty and the Beast.”

Martin, who got his start in television, is a versatile actor, writer, comedian and musician who began to display the breadth of his big-screen talent as the screenwriter and star of the 1977 Oscar®-nominated short film “The Absent-Minded Waiter.” He wrote and starred in “The Jerk,” “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid,” “Three Amigos,” “Roxanne,” “L.A. Story,” “The Pink Panther” series and “Shopgirl,” which he adapted from his critically acclaimed book of the same name. His other acting credits include “All of Me,” “Parenthood,” “Father of the Bride” and “It’s Complicated.” He also is a three-time host of the Oscars®, most recently in 2010 with Alec Baldwin.

Tosi rose to prominence through his collaborations with Italian director Luchino Visconti on such films as “White Nights” and “Rocco and His Brothers,” and continued to work with him on several other features, including the Costume Design nominees “The Leopard,” “Death in Venice” and “Ludwig.” Tosi received two more nominations for his designs for “La Cage aux Folles” and “La Traviata.” His other notable credits include “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” a Foreign Language Film winner, and “Marriage Italian Style,” a Foreign Language Film nominee, both directed by Vittorio De Sica.

Jolie, who won an Oscar for her supporting performance in “Girl, Interrupted,” has been an impassioned advocate for humanitarian causes, traveling widely to promote organizations and social justice efforts such as the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative. Staking out a career at the nexus of entertainment and philanthropy, Jolie has worked for a number of global advocacy groups including the Council on Foreign Relations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for which she was appointed Special Envoy of High Commissioner António Guterres in 2012 after twelve years of service. Her dedication to these causes has also shaped her work in films that tackle global humanitarian issues including “A Mighty Heart” and her feature film directorial debut “In the Land of Blood and Honey.”

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is 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.”

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, also an Oscar statuette, is given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2013/20130905.html

A True Brad and Angie Fan @ 09/05/2013 at 4:45 pm

Tweets are saying Angelina and the kids have finally arrive in Sydney! :)

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