Oprah Winfrey and James Earl Jones have been picked to receive honorary Oscars.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says they will be honored with Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in November.
Oprah Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honors philanthropic and humanitarian contributions. Oprah, 57, who was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for 1985’s “The Color Purple,” supports various charitable and educational causes, including her own namesake foundations and Academy for Girls in South Africa.
After it’s all said and done, Winfrey will have accumulated an Oscar, Emmy, a Kennedy Center Award, and an honorary Ph.D.
James Earl Jones, 80, has appeared in more than 50 films. He is the voice of Darth Vader, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1971 for “The Great White Hope.” His other credits include “Field of Dreams,” “Patriot Games” and “The Hunt for Red October.”
Jones and Winfrey will receive their statuettes on Nov. 12 at the 3rd annual Governors Awards dinner.