Honored at the film academy’s fifth annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles last night were Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury.
The trio of celebrities accepted honorary Oscar statues Saturday evening at a private dinner at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
Jolie received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The 38-year-old mother of six got emotional as she thanked her late mother Marcheline Bertrand for inspiring her to think of others and give back.
She told those assembled for the event, “To stand here today means I did as she asked. And if she were alive, she’d be very proud.”
The actress attended the event with her partner and fiance Brad Pitt, and their 12-year-old son Maddox. The boy was adopted from an orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in early 2002 at age seven-months.
The rest of the Jolie-Pitt brood includes Vietnamese born Pax, 9, Ethiopian born Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 5.
Looking extremely proud of his daughter from his vantage point in the audience was actor Jon Voight. Check out her acceptance speech below:
Photos: Twitter-The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences