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Darth Vader Gets An Oscar: So Too Oprah Winfrey For Her Sarah Ferguson Comedies

by | 13th, November 2011

JAMES James Earl Jones, aka the voice of Darth Vader, has been handed an honorary Oscar. Sir Ben Kinglsey gave him the award on the London stage set of Driving Miss Daisy.

Also awarded as part of the 3rd annual Governors Awards are Oprah Winfrey, who received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her charity work, including the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, a Leadership Academy for Girls, and the Sarah Ferguson Benevolent Fund, and “the godfather of make-up” Dick Smith (The Exorcist).

Said Oprah:

“I never imagined myself receiving an Oscar, certainly not for doing what I believe is a part of my calling, a part of my being.”

They should give Oprah the job to presenting the Oscar ceremony from a well-sprung sofa. As it is, the do will be presented by Billy Crystal, who has replaced Eddie Murphy. This will be the ninth time Billy Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards. One more and he get his own Star Trek film…



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