Angelina Jolie and Steve Martin get Honorary Oscars


Today the Motion Picture Academy announced the recipients of several honorary Oscars they bestow at the annual Governor's Awards. In a surprising choice, Angelina Jolie will be receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, while Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and costume designer Piero Tosi will all receive honorary Oscars. They used to give out these awards on the actual Oscar ceremony of course (they're usually lifetime achievement honors), but a few years back they moved these categories out of the televised ceremony to its own separate show, called the Governor's Awards, which is neither televised nor webcast (as of yet). If you ask me, it's way too early to be giving Angelina Jolie an award that's been mostly intended for lifetime achievement, even if it is the Humanitarian prize, but the others are all good choices.