Lady hero of the week: Angelina Jolie to receive honorary Oscar for humanitarian work

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The Hollywood actress will be praised at this year's Governors Awards...

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Angelina Jolie has been revealed as one of four recipients of an honorary Academy Award in response to her extensive humanitarian work in war-torn and disaster-hit regions across the world.

The Hollywood star, who won an Oscar for Bet Supporting Actress in Girl, Interrupted in 2000, will collect the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award later this year for her contributions to acting, directing and the... well, the World really.



38-year-old Angie, who has six children with Brad Pitt, was appointed as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 2012 after 12 years of dedicated service. In the past she has visited Jordan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo where she highlighted issues of violence against women.

Angelina will receive her award alongside Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, who are also being praised for their dedication and contribution to the dramatic arts, comedy and costume design. Neato.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, "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."



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