Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin to receive honorary Oscars
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Oscars season kicked off on Thursday as actors Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi were the first to receive honorary Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said.
The Governors Awards are an Oscar statuettes given to those in film that have made significant contributions to the industry through their body of work. They will be presented at a ceremony in Hollywood on Nov 16.
Jolie, 38, is the youngest of the four recipients, and is being honored for her career, including her Oscar-winning role in 1999's Girl, Interrupted, her directorial debut with 2011's In The Land Of Blood and Honey, and her humanitarian work.
Comedic actor and three-time Oscar host Martin, 68, has a long-standing career playing witty or dim characters in comedy films such as 1979's The Jerk, The Pink Panther series and 2005's Shopgirl.