Oprah will add Oscar to her trophy case

In May, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004206" title="Oprah Winfrey" href="/topic/entertainment/television/oprah-winfrey-PECLB004206.topic">Oprah Winfrey</a> capped off months of build-up with a much ballyhooed farewell to daytime TV. Now, it appears she's out to triumph over the film community (or at least take their awards) when she will show up at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards to <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/awards/2011/08/oprah-winfrey-and-james-earl-jones-to-receive-honorary-oscars.html">accept an honorary Oscar</a>, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB00000010774" title="Jean Hersholt" href="/topic/entertainment/jean-hersholt-PECLB00000010774.topic">Jean Hersholt</a> Humanitarian Award. Acting legend <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002641" title="James Earl Jones" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/james-earl-jones-PECLB002641.topic">James Earl Jones</a> and makeup legend Dick Smith will also be receiving honorary <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005" title="Academy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/academy-awards-EVHST000005.topic">Oscars</a> that night as well, but Oprah's award has quite a few people in Hollywood <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/the_big_picture/2011/08/an-honorary-oscar-to-oprah-did-april-fools-day-happen-twice-this-year.html">scratching their heads.</a>
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( Al Seib / Los Angeles Times )

In May, Oprah Winfrey capped off months of build-up with a much ballyhooed farewell to daytime TV. Now, it appears she's out to triumph over the film community (or at least take their awards) when she will show up at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards to accept an honorary Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Acting legend James Earl Jones and makeup legend Dick Smith will also be receiving honorary Oscars that night as well, but Oprah's award has quite a few people in Hollywood scratching their heads.

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