Angelina Jolie has received an honorary Oscar for humanitarian work.
The actress, already an Academy Award winner for her work in “Girl, Interrupted”, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the fifth annual Governors Awards over the weekend.
The humanitarian prize was awarded to the actress for her charitable work with United Nations Refugee Agency; she has made over 40 missions within the last decade.
She was introduced by the cast from her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” and received her award from “Star Wars” creator George Lucas.
She was accompanied to the gala by her fiance, Brad Pitt, and 12-year-old son Maddox.
Jolie made a point of thanking her family and elaborately made reference to her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand.
“I don’t know why this is my life and that’s hers. But I will do as my mother asks and I will do the best I can with this life,” the actress said. “To be of use. And to stand here today means that I did as she asked. And if she were alive, she would be very proud. So thank you for that.”
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