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Oprah finally gets her Oscar

AWARD: Oprah Winfrey

OPRAH WINFREY will receive a special humanitarian award at the upcoming Oscars, it has been reported.

The talk-show queen, who was once nominated for a prestigious award for her portrayl of Sofia in The Colour Purplewill be presented with a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honors philanthropic and humanitarian contributions.

The 57-year-old media mogul, who earlier this year presented her last ever Oprah Winfrey Show after its 25-year reign, supports various charitable and educational causes, including her own namesake foundations and Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Veteran actor James Earl Jones will also be honoured for his outstanding career at the lavish ceremony on November 12.

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