Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury get honorary Oscars

Nov. 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin accepted honorary Oscars at the Academy's Governors Awards ceremony in Hollywood.

Lansbury and Martin, along with costume designer Piero Tosi, accepted career-honoring awards, while Jolie was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Saturday at the Hollywood & Highland Center, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Jolie, who previously won the best supporting Oscar for her role in "Girl, Interrupted," was the youngest recipient of the Hersholt award at age 38. In attendance at the ceremony was husband Brad Pitt and son Maddox, to whom she spoke during her acceptance speech.

"Mad, I'm not gonna cry, I'm not gonna embarrass you, I promise!" she said.

A video cited her work with refugees and advocacy against sexual violence as evidence of why she was chosen to receive the award, The Hollywood Reporter said.

On hand at Saturday's ceremony were actors Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford and Matthew McConaughey, and directors Steve McQueen, David O. Russell and Spike Jonze.

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