Somehow, neither Oprah nor James Earl Jones have ever won an Oscar, which is really weird because one is known to the world as an enigmatic overlord known for their ability to control things with their mind and an army at their beck and call, and the other played Darth Vader. Anyway, the Academy Awards are going to be acknowledging their contributions by awarding the two of them as well as make-up artist Dick Smith with lifetime achievement awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says that Winfrey, along with legendary actor James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith, will be honored with Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in November. The academy’s Board of Governors voted Tuesday to recognize the trio for their individual achievements. Winfrey, 57, — well known for her charitable works — will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honors philanthropic and humanitarian contributions. Jones, 80, and Smith – known as the “godfather of makeup” will receive honorary Oscars for their outstanding careers. SOURCE
I really am surprised they haven’t won Oscars at this point. Well, except for Dick Smith, that guy has a little golden man in the bag. That being said, I always kind of thought it was weird for people to announce this now, in the middle of August, when the Oscars are still more than half a year away. I’m just saying, are you trying to drag this out as long as possible? Mean.