November 21, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's an Oscar ceremony with dinner, drinks and no commercial breaks. For the fifth consecutive year, the motion picture academy will present its honorary Academy Awards at a private, untelevised, black-tie dinner tonight.
Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi will receive Oscar statuettes at Saturday's Governors Awards, where they'll be feted by the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hanks in front of an audience of the entertainment elite.
Jolie says she was "completely surprised" when she heard she was getting an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work. Martin says when he got a call, he thought Ellen DeGeneres had dropped out as host. He says he is touched by the honorary lifetime achievement Oscar. Lansbury says it was "quite an emotional moment" when she found out.
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