13 Nov '11, 10am

Oprah Winfrey receives honorary Oscar for charitable work

Oprah Winfrey receives honorary Oscar for charitable work

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Oprah Winfrey speaks after accepting her Oscar statuette at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 2011 Governors Awards in Hollywood, California on Nov 12. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Oprah Winfrey received an honorary Oscar for her charitable work on Saturday in what she called an unimaginable moment for a black woman who grew up poor in Mississippi and rose to the top of Hollywood stardom. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually bestows its Governors Awards on people who have made an impact in the industry. This year, the honorary Oscars went to Winfrey, actor James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith at a black-tie affair that brought out stars such as John Travolta, Glenn Close and Alec Baldwin. Talk show host and film actress Winfrey, who was nominated for a supporting-actress Academ...

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