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Angelina Jolie receives honorary Oscar, pays tribute to late mother

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Angelina Jolie was awarded an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work at the Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 5th Annual Governors Awards in Hollywood over the weekend.

Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 5th Annual Governors Awards, show, Los Angeles, America - 16 Nov 2013
Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie accepts her Oscar

Angelina Jolie, Maddox and Brad Pitt

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Angelina Jolie, Maddox and Brad Pitt



The 38-year-old actress, who wore a shimmering, embellished black Atelier Versace gown, arrived at the annual event with partner Brad Pitt and their eldest son, 12-year-old Maddox.

Angela Lansbury (C), Angelina Jolie (L) and Steve Martin (R) arrive for the 2013 Governors Awards, presented by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California, November 16, 2013

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Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin



Upon accepting her Academy Award, Jolie received a standing ovation from fellow guests and paid tribute to Pitt, her children and her late mother Marcheline Bertrand.

Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 5th Annual Governors Awards, Los Angeles, America - 16 Nov 2013
Jake Gyllenhaal

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Jake Gyllenhaal

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

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Matthew McConaughey



The Oscar-winning star, who was recognised for her role as special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, held back tears as she said to Pitt during her speech: "My love, your support and guidance makes everything I do possible.

"Mad, you and your brothers and sisters are my happiness."

Jolie added: "(My mother) was very clear that nothing would mean anything if I didn't live a life of use to others. To stand here today means I did as she asked. And if she were alive, she'd be very proud."

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Naomie Harris, Idris Elba arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

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Naomie Harris and Idris Elba

 HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Model Rhea Durham and actor Mark Wahlberg arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood

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Rhea Durham and Mark Wahlberg



Other stars at the ceremony included Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, a slimline Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey, Mark Wahlberg, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin.

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