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Oprah Winfrey Set to Receive Oscars Honor

Posted Wednesday August 3, 2011 1:13 PM GMT

They have all impacted society in one way or another, so it comes as no surprise that Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and Dick Smith will be receiving Oscars this year.

After Tuesday’s (August 2) voting, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the three will be honored with Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in November.

Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honors philanthropic and humanitarian contributions, while Jones and Smith will receive honorary Oscars for their outstanding careers.

Smith, Jones and Winfrey will receive their statuettes on Nov. 12 at the 3rd annual Governors Awards dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, just above the Kodak Theatre, where the Academy Awards are presented.

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