Reuters is reporting that that Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is honoring legendary singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte for his humanitarian efforts. Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his work in social causes, including civil rights, famine relief and education. Belafonte will join a select group of stars who have earned the coveted “EGOT” i.e. Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, Japanese animation film director Hayao Miyazaki and Irish actress Maureen O’Hara will also be honored with Governors awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The Governors awards are given to recognize lifetime achievement in the field of entertainment.
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