Oprah Receives Honorary Oscar At Governors Awards
Posted on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:04 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Oprah Winfrey took home an honorary Oscar at Saturday nightâ€™s Governors Awards.
The media mogul received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in recognition of her philanthropic efforts.
"I never imagined receiving an Oscar, especially for doing what is part of my calling, part of my being," Winfrey remarked at the ceremony. "If you are not a former colored girl born in Mississippi in 1954, it is impossible for you to know what this journey has meant."
Good friends Gayle King, Maria Shriver, Tyler Perry, John Travolta, and Sidney Poitier presented Winfrey with the award.