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It was a night to celebrate at the Academy’s fifth annual Governors Awards on November 16. Guests toasted four artists for their career achievements and their profound impact on the film industry. Check out the event's official program HERE and photos of the night's biggest red carpet moments HERE.
Angelina Jolie received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work internationally as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. In addition to her work with the UN, Jolie brought awareness to these issues through her film, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY and her charitable organization, the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation. Take a look at Angelina on stage along with other photos from inside the ceremony HERE.
Famed costume designer Ann Roth called the second honoree of the night, Piero Tosi, “the greatest costume designer in the world, no question, hands down.” Since the 1950s, his work has been on display in Italian classics by directors including Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini and Franco Zeffirelli. Tosi, who was unable to travel from Italy for the ceremony, has received three Oscar nominations for his costume design.
Steve Martin was also honored at the Governors Awards. Martin is known as a jack of all trades. He is not only a noted actor but he is also a television performer, stand-up comic, novelist, essayist and musician. Watch Steve and the other honorees' acceptance speeches HERE.
Angela Lansbury received the night's final Honorary Oscar. Lansbury remembered her time on television and as a stage performer. She even recalled being cast opposite Spencer Tracy and her recent experience playing opposite James Earl Jones. She may have said it best when she referred to her night at the Governors Awards as “an incredible moment!"