Jolie to Receive Academy's Humanitarian Award

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Angelina Jolie will be honored for her ardent humanitarian work at the 5th Annual Governors Awards this fall.

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday afternoon that Jolie will be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is endowed "to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry."

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The 38-year-old actress has been praised over the years for her humanitarian advocacy and philanthropic endeavors, which span from ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to funding a center that treats children with HIV or tuberculosis in Ethiopia. She will be the youngest recipient of the honor.

Jolie is one of a handful of renowned Hollywood figures who will be honored at the Governors Awards.

Actors Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury and costume designer Piero Tosi will all receive the Honorary Award, which commemorates "extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy."

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The 5th Annual Governors Awards will take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday, November 16.