Angelina Jolie To Receive Honorary Oscar
Star to get special award in recognition of her humanitarian work...
Angelina Jolie is set to receive an honorary Oscar in recognition of her humanitarian work.
The actress, who won a best supporting actress gong in 2000 for her role in Girl, Interrupted, is to collect the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her efforts to help refugees - among other things.
Angelina, 38, has worked with global advocacy groups including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - visiting third-world countries and speaking to the G8 Summit.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs commented: "The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who've made indelible contributions in their respective fields.
"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."
Other awards will be going to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi.
Jolie underwent a double mastectomy earlier this year.