Angelina Jolie is adding another Oscar to her collection only this time it’s not for her acting. The Academy will present Jolie with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award according to USA Today. The Academy will present her along with Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi awards on November 16th at the annual Governor’s Awards.
The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is an Oscar statuette that is given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” Jolie has already won an Oscar for her work in the 1999 film Girl, Interrupted. These honorary awards that are being distributed at the Nov. 16th awards ceremony are voted on by the academy’s board of governors which met this week.
Other notable winners of the award are Oprah Winfrey and Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. Jolie Tweeted her appreciation for the award as well as her congratulations to other recipients this week after hearing she had won. Jolie has done extensive goodwill work and is most deserving of the award.