Oprah Winfrey Awarded With Honorary Oscar

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will award media mogul Oprah Winfrey with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at its third-annual Governors Awards ceremony. Traditionally, the award goes to those in the motion picture industry — Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and Jerry Lewis are among its previous recipients — which has caused a bit of controversy since Winfrey has spent most of her career on television.

“I understand people thinking, ‘What’s her list of credentials for films,’” said Winfrey, “but I don’t think there’s room for criticism in the do-good department.” To her credit, Winfrey has donated over $500 million to charity.

Do you agree with Oprah Winfrey’s critics, or is her honorary Oscar well-deserved?