Academy Honors Angelina Jolie
The actress to receive an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work
She hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2010’s The Tourist, but Angelina Jolie is still getting an Oscar this year. On Sept. 5, the Academy announced that the actress, 38, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her offscreen work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and groups including the U.K.’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative. (This will be Jolie’s second Oscar, after her 2000 Best Supporting Actress win for Girl, Interrupted.) The honor, which has previously been given to philanthropic stars like Audrey Hepburn, Paul Newman, and Elizabeth Taylor, will be presented at the Academy’s annual Governors Awards on Nov. 16. Honorary Oscars will also be given to Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury, and costume designer Piero Tosi (Death in Venice) for their contributions to film. The event won’t be televised live, although footage from it might be included in the Academy Awards telecast next March — good news for Jolie fans, who otherwise might not get a glimpse of the star until her turn as the nemesis of Sleeping Beauty in next July’s Maleficent.