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Oprah wins an Oscar because she Cares, Too. | Care2 Causes

Oprah wins an Oscar because she Cares, Too. | Care2 Causes

We here at Care2 are so excited to be working with Oprah and her staff at O magazine . We were even more excited to hear that Oprah is receiving an Oscar for all the humanitarian work she has done. Yes, the little golden man will be atop Oprah’s mantle. The Academy of Motion Picture Sciences ‘ governors voted Tuesday to give Oprah the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. This award is usually given to people who have given outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. It is named after screen actor Jean Hersholt , who served as president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund for 18 years. In 84 years of the Oscars, the award has only been given 34 times. Past winners include Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope and Paul Newman. It is not given every year, but periodically, when the Academy feels that a member has done extraordinary things for their fellow human beings. ...

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