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Harry Belafonte Receives Honorary Oscar; Urges Hollywood Stars to Use Platform to Show Better Side of Humanity

Harry Belafonte Receives Honorary Oscar; Urges Hollywood Stars to Use Platform to Show Better Side of Humanity

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Honoree singer and social activist Harry Belafonte speaks after receiving the Oscar statuette for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California November 8, 2014.
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Octogenarian actor and singer Harry Belafonte, accepting a top Hollywood human rights award, asked fellow artists and…

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Congratulations to our Governors Awards winners Gena Rowlands, Spike Lee, and Debbie Reynolds.

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 25) to present Honorary Awards to Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds.  All three awards will be presented at the Academy’s 7th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 14, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“The Board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions at this year’s Governors Awards,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “We’ll be celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished – with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference – will also enrich future generations.”

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