Angelina Jolie receives Humanitarian Award from Oscars

Angelina Jolie was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night, November 16.


Angelina Jolie thanked Brad Pitt as she was honored at an early Oscars ceremony.

The Salt actress—who underwent a double mastectomy in February—was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Governors Awards by director George Lucas, in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday night (November 16).

Addressing a celebrity crowd at the grand ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center, Angelina praised her fiancé for his "support" and "guidance."

She said: "My love. Your support and your guidance make everything I do possible."

Angelina also promised not to cry and embarrass her son Maddox, 12, who was at the ceremony with his father to support Angelina.

She added, "You and your brothers and sisters are my happiness, and there is no greater honor in this world than being your mom."

And the 38-year-old star—who also has children Pax, nine; Zahara, eight; Shiloh, seven; and five-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne with Brad—explained she hopes to make her own mother, the late Marcheline Bertrand, proud.

Getting teary-wide, she said: "I will do as my mother asked and I will do the best I can with this life to be of use.

"And to stand here today means I did as she asked.

"And if she were alive, she’d be very proud, so thank you."

Angelina was being honored for work with the United Nations Refugee Agency, for which has done over 40 field missions in various continents over the past 10 years.


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