Oprah Winfrey to Receive Honorary Oscar
“The Big O” is constantly praised and presented with accolades for her groundbreaking work in entertainment; but this particular one is super exciting. The O.W.N. Network president is set to receive the coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her philanthropy efforts. The Academy is giving her this Honorary Oscar, citing her Angel Network and school for girls in South Africa as specific reasons.
In case you forgot, Oprah was also nominated for a “regular” Oscar back in the 80’s for her performance in the classic The Color Purple.
Another familiar face, James Earl Jones (Darth Vader), will receive an honorary Oscar as well. He has a film career that spans almost 50 years with iconic roles including Othello, Darth Vader in Star Wars and Mufasa in The Lion King.
Winfrey and Jones will receive their awards November 12 at the 3rd Annual Governor’s Awards.