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Oprah Winfrey To Receive An Honorary Oscar!

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Such an unbelievable, and deserved, achievement!

This Saturday, Oprah Winfrey will be the proud recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Third Annual Governors Awards, not only for her well-received, yet limited appearances in film, but also for all of her philanthropic work, notably her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa!

Like many, she claimed to be confused by the accolade, and explains:

"I understood it because I was equally surprised. I was surprised because I am not known as an actress. I’ve done film and I love the films that I’ve done. I understand people thinking, ‘Where’s her list of credentials for films,’ but I don’t think there’s room for criticism in the do-good department. Years ago, I gave it to Quincy Jones and I was honored to be on the stage just giving the award. To be the recipient of an award that’s given to you for your contributions toward doing something good for the world or trying to at least make a mark for a force for something that’s positive in the world, I just don’t think that there’s a better honor than that."

Academy President Tom Shera says that not only is she “one of the most philanthropic performers in the world” and “a perfect example of why this award was created," but that simply:

“Oprah has given and given and given."

There!

You can't really say it anymore perfectly than that!

Congratulations on the honor, Oprah!

[Image via WENN.]

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12 comments to “Oprah Winfrey To Receive An Honorary Oscar!”



  1. 1

    WHY?????



  2. 2

    WTF!!! WHY???? she hasnt done ANYTHING to deserve shit!



  3. 3

    How can it be unbelievable and deserved at the same time? If she deserves it then it's totally believable… Who writes this crap?



  4. 4

    It breaks my heart how much the Oscars are going downhill. All they are doing is trying to get younger audiences. Maybe not with this Oprah thing, but over the past couple years they have just tried to make it youthful, which can be fun, but is taking away for the prestige of the awards.



  5. 5

    The worship of this women has to stop! She was a talk show host. If not for the stupid-ass fat housewives who watched her stupid-ass show all those years, we wouldn't be trying to figure out why she's being given an award she doesn't deserve.



  6. 6

    It must be nice to BUY anything you want….



  7. 7

    An Oscar for pretending she is straight? Oh yes we believe that, NOT!!! She is really good at eating out GAYle's STINKY, SMELLY TWAT!!!



  8. 8

    Ah-huh, Whatever!



  9. 9

    Her Leadership Academy ????????????

    That' the place where she gathered young girls from poor families, promised them a better life, and instead they were MOLESTED by a group of lezbians, who Big O personally hired

    Where is Gloria RedDress on that case ???



  10. 10

    its easy to give when you get grossly overpaid! and the oscars should stick to films.



  11. 11

    Lucy - Do you eat with that mouth? All your comments seem to be hateful and full of bad words. I used to curse a lot as a teenager, but a friend told me, you majored in English and can find an alternate word to use. Tis true.



  12. 12

    Oprah looks great in that dress. She can really show off her curves whilst looking no less stunning than all the mannequins who look like stick figures.