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Oprah Winfrey

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

12 Nov, 2011

Winfrey wins the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 84th American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Award ceremony held in the Hollywood & Highland Center Grand Ballroom. Lawrence Gordon, John Travolta, Maria Shriver, and Ayanna Hall present the award.

I never imagined myself receiving an Oscar, certainly not for doing what I believe is a part of my calling, is a part of my being. It’s a part of why I am here.

Oprah Winfrey accepts her Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2011 Governors Awards