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Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones To Receive Oscars

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Oprah Winfrey (Photo Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith will be getting Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the three will be honored with Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in November. The academy’s Board of Governors voted Tuesday to recognize the three entertainment industry veterans.

Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honors philanthropic and humanitarian contributions. Winfrey, who was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for 1985’s “The Color Purple,” supports various causes, including her own namesake foundations and Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Jones and Smith will receive honorary Oscars for their outstanding careers.

Jones has acted in more than 50 films and is one of the industry’s most recognizable voices. Smith’s credits include “The Exorcist” and “The Godfather.”

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