Oprah to Get Honorary Oscar

    RImage JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 10: Oprah Winfrey inspects the construction of her school for unprivileged girls with her best friend Gayle King on August 10, 2006 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Oprah has invested over $40 million to build a first class high school for a few hundred lucky girls from all over South Africa. She has realized her dream and promise to president Nelson Mandela to build the school, and to uplift the lives if these young girls. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Exclusive by Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Oprah Winfrey

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    What do you get the woman who has everything? The Motion Picture Academy anounced Wednesday that Oprah Winfrey will receive this year's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary Oscar for her charitable work. Winfrey was nominated for her acting work in The Color Purple, but never won a competitive award from the academy. James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith will also get honorary awards for lifetime achievement. The statues will be handed out a separate event from the Oscars telecast in February.

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