Oprah Winfrey to Receive Honorary Oscar

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As if her resume weren't impressive enough, she can now add an Academy Award to it. Oprah Winfrey will receive an honorary Oscar this fall.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said this week that Oprah, James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith will be honored.

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The three will be given Oscars at the Governors Awards in November.

According to reports, Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honors philanthropic and humanitarian contributions.

The 57-year-old magnate, nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for 1985's The Color Purple, supports various charitable and educational causes, including her namesake foundation and Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Jones and Smith will receive honorary Oscars for their long and impressive careers spanning decades and dozens of memorable films.

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congrats, oprah.well deserved reward.

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