news//2013 GOVERNORS AWARDS HONOR ANGELA LANDSBURY, STEVE MARTIN, PIERO TOSI, AND ANGELINA JOLIE

AWARDS COVERAGE

Last night the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences held the 5th annual Governors Awards. Besides the Oscars itself, this ceremony is arguably the most meaningful/honorable in the biz. The awards given out used to be a part of the annual telecast in the spring, but has now become a special evening in its own right.

The evening was a mix of Hollywood legends (current and former) and impressive toasts and speeches. Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Matthew McConaughey, Annette Bening, Kathryn Bigelow, Gena Rowlands, George Lucas, Jon Voight, Emma Thompson, Diane Keaton, Chiwetel Ejiofer, Martin Short, and Geoffrey Rush were a few of the hundreds of faces in the crowd.

Oscar winner Angelina Jolie received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work on behalf of refugees around the world, as well as her stellar career, including her directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey.

Steve Martin was honored for his extensive career. He accepted the award with a mix of usual Martin-esque shenanigans and heartfelt thanks.

Piero Tosi was unable to attend the ceremony. His award was accepted by Claudia Cardinale on his behalf.

Angela Lansbury was perhaps the most celebrated recipient of the evening. The three-time Oscar nominee (for Gaslight, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Manchurian Candidate) became the oldest recipient of an honorary Oscar. Her introduction and acceptance speech were met with a huge standing ovation. She made sure to name drop an incredible list of previous co-stars and directors, reminding that she is a living legend.

Check out the acceptance speeches below.


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