Angelina Jolie Set To Receive Honorary OscarBy: Tobias Roth - September 7, 2013
For all of the work that Angelina Jolie does for others around the world, she is finally being recognized for it. She is scheduled to receive a honorary Oscar for her Humanitarian work, along with Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury. Piero Tosi, a costume designer, will also be presented with an award. Angelina Jolie is a famous actress, appearing in films such as Changeling, Salt, and many others. For her role in Changeling, she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in 2008. She also won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Girl, Interrupted, which came out in 2000. The honorary awards will be presented by the Board of Governors Of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the same organization that presents the Oscars each year.
She will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for the volunteer work that she has done around the world. The award is named after the Danish actor and philanthropist who served as president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund, said US Weekly. Previous winners include Oprah Winfrey, Paul Newman and Audrey Hepburn.
According to CBS News, Jolie has traveled around the world on behalf of several organizations. She has worked with The Council on Foreign Affairs and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees, bridging a gap between her film career and her work as a humanitarian. She is able to make such a difference in the lives of people around the world and be accepted everywhere, partly because of her success in film. Jolie often gets attention for her films and her marriage, but recognition like this is what is really important and it is good to see her presented with this type of an award.
It is always good to see celebrities like Jolie who choose to do something with positive with their time and money. The actions that she has made in recent years have been able to benefit people all over the world, which sends a very positive message and sets an example for other celebrities who could do similar things. In addition to these types of actions when she visits places such as Ecuador and Pakistan, there are the children that she has adopted from various parts of the world, living in poverty. This includes her oldest son Maddox, who is now 12 years old. She adopted him from an orphanage in Cambodia.
The presentation of the awards will happen on November 16, 2013.
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