Oprah, James Earl Jones to receive honorary Oscars

oprah-winfrey-james-earl-jones.jpgThe Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences awards honorary Oscars every year at the cinematic awards show and this year the honors will be bestowed upon Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and make-up artist Dick Smith.

Oprah will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, given to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry, while James Earl Jones will receive the honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement. Smith is also receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Neither Oprah nor Jones has ever won an Oscar. Oprah was nominated in 1985 for Best Supporting Actress for her work in "The Color Purple," while Jones was nominated in 1970 for Best Actor for "The Great White Hope."

Smith won an Oscar in 1984 for "Amadeus" and was nominated again in 1989 for "Dad." He has also won awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films for his work on "The Exorcist," "Scanners" and "Altered States."

Congratulations to all of them on their awards.

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