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Academy President Takes On The Haters, Defends Oprah's Honorary Award

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Better watch out, critics! The President of the United States of America the Academy has got Oprah's back!

To recap, two days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors announced that they will honor Oprah Winfrey with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for "her extensive charitable, philanthropic, and educational efforts."

Then yesterday, critics lashed out at the Academy for their decision to honor Oprah with the award.

Now, Academy Prez Tom Sherak has come to Ms. Winfrey's defense:

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