Winfrey, former TV host and now CEO of OWN, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which honors philanthropic and humanitarian contributions. Oprah is notably known from her TV show and her Oscar nomination as a supporting actress for the 1985's "The Color Purple."
Jones and Smith on the other hand will receive honorary Oscars for their outstanding career. James Earl Jones appeared in more than 50 films including "Field of Dreams", "Patriot Games" and "The Hunt for Red October." He is also well known as the voice of Darth Vader.
Smith works include "Amadeus", "The Godfather", "The Exorcist" and "Taxi Driver."
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