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Jolie, Martin moved to tears at Governors Awards

  • Actor Tom Hanks, left, takes a photo with actor and honoree Steve Martin at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Actor Tom Hanks, left, takes a photo with actor and honoree Steve Martin at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

  • Actress and honoree Angelina Jolie accepts her award at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Actress and honoree Angelina Jolie accepts her award at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

  • Actor and honoree Steve Martin accepts his award at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Actor and honoree Steve Martin accepts his award at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

  • Producer George Lucas speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Producer George Lucas speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

  • Actor Geoffrey Rush speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Actor Geoffrey Rush speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

  • Actress and honoree Angela Lansbury reacts after receiving an award at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Actress and honoree Angela Lansbury reacts after receiving an award at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

  • Actor Martin Short speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Actor Martin Short speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

  • Actress Emma Thompson speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Actress Emma Thompson speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

  • Actor Tom Hanks, left, and actor and honoree Steve Martin at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Actor Tom Hanks, left, and actor and honoree Steve Martin at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

  • Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Harrison Ford and Emma Thompson seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    Harrison Ford and Emma Thompson seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Angelina Jolie seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    Angelina Jolie seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Actor Tom Hanks, left, takes a photo with actor and honoree Steve Martin at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
  • Actress and honoree Angelina Jolie accepts her award at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
  • Actor and honoree Steve Martin accepts his award at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
  • Producer George Lucas speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
  • Actor Geoffrey Rush speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
  • Actress and honoree Angela Lansbury reacts after receiving an award at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
  • Actor Martin Short speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
  • Actress Emma Thompson speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
  • Actor Tom Hanks, left, and actor and honoree Steve Martin at the 2013 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
  • Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
  • Harrison Ford and Emma Thompson seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
  • Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
  • Angelina Jolie seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were moved to tears at the film academy’s fifth annual Governors Awards.

Each of the entertainers accepted honorary Oscar statuettes Saturday at a private dinner at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Italian costume designer Piero Tosi was also honored but did not attend the ceremony.

Jolie received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Before guests including Brad Pitt and a man Jolie cited as “my hero,” World War II veteran and Olympian Louis Zamperini, the 38-year-old actress-director became emotional as she thanked her late mother, whom she said inspired her to think of others and give back.

“To stand here today means I did as she asked,” Jolie said. “And if she were alive, she’d be very proud.”

Tom Hanks and Martin Short helped present Martin with his honorary Oscar, which Short described as “the highest honor an actor can receive in mid-November.”

The 68-year-old got misty eyed as he reflected on the dear friends he’s made during his five decades in film. “I knew I wasn’t going to make it through this speech,” he said. “I read it to my dog this morning and wept.”

With her two brothers, three children and three grandchildren in tow, Lansbury’s voice cracked as she thanked movies and acting for rescuing her after the death of her husband.

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