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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its 5th Annual Governors Awards recipients, with Honorary Awards going to actress Angela Lansbury, comedian Steve Martin, and costume designer Piero Tosi, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award going to actress Angelina Jolie. Both awards are Oscar statuettes.

In a press release announcing the news, the Academy notes that the Honorary Award is given to “honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.” The Humanitarian Award is given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

Lansbury has received three Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress — 1944′s “Gaslight,” 1945′s “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” and 1962′s “The Manchurian Candidate” — and also memorably lent her voice to 1991′s “Beauty and the Beast,” the first animated film nominated for Best Picture.

The release heralds Martin as “a versatile actor, writer, comedian, and musician” who showed the “breadth of his big-screen talent” by writing and starring in a host of films, including “The Jerk,” “Three Amigos!,” and “Shopgirl.”

Tosi has worked on a host of Oscar-nominated films, including “La Cage aux Folles” and Best Foreign Language Film winner “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”

Oscar winner Jolie (1999′s “Girl, Interrupted”) was selected for her work for various humanitarian and social justice causes and organizations, including the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on November 16 in Hollywood.

[via Oscars.org]


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