Angelina Jolie will be getting an Oscar this year - but not for her acting!
The 38-year-old actress and mom of six is one of four stars who will be given a special Oscar in recognition of their humanitarian work. Angelina is a United Nations special envoy and has traveled all over the world to meet with victims of war, hunger, and poverty.
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The other award recipients are actress Angela Lansbury, comedian Steve Martin, and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi.
"The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who've made indelible contributions in their respective fields," the Academy's president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, said in a statement. "We couldn't be more excited for this year's honorees."
I'm so proud to win an honorary Oscar this year with @TheAcademy, So much love & joy to u all, thank you! Congrats Martin, Lansbury, & Tosi.— Angelina Jolie (@AJolieV) September 5, 2013
I'm so proud to win an honorary Oscar this year with @TheAcademy, So much love & joy to u all, thank you! Congrats Martin, Lansbury, & Tosi.
The new Oscar can go on Angelina's mantel next to her other awards. She also has an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her breakout role in the 1999 flick Girl, Interrupted.
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Recently, Angelina bravely went public with her story of having a double mastectomy. Her beloved mom, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer, and Angelina made the bold move to protect herself when she found out she was at risk of also having the disease. Her fiance, Brad Pitt, spoke out in support of Angelina's decision.
The Governor's Awards will be given out during a special Academy celebration in November.