Oprah Winfrey receives honorary Oscar for humanitarian work

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 18:56 PM IST

Washington: Oprah Winfrey received an honorary Oscar at the 3rd annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday.

She was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, granted for efforts that promote hope around the world and goodwill for the film industry, Us magazine reported.

“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,” she said, as excerpted by the Hollywood Reporter.

“It`s unimaginable that I would be standing before you, voted by the board of governors. So when I say thank you, the thank you comes from a place deeper even than I know, because it`s not just from me, it`s from everybody who made me possible,” she added.

ANI