British actress Angela Lansbury will join Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi on the Oscar stage this year.
All four will receive honorary Academy Awards. Lansbury will receive an award for her career achievements, as will Steve and Piero while Angelina will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The awards honour individuals who have made indelible contributions to their fields.
The board of governors for the Academy voted on the recipients last week and the awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held on November 16 at Hollywood & Highland Centre’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
Eighty-seven year old Lansbury has been nominated three times Best Supporting actressOscars. The actress has been acting for 65 years and her latest project was in 2011′s Mr Popper’s Penguins. Piero has earned five Oscar nominations the last being for 1982′s La Traviata.
The Hersholt Award is presented periodically to a film industry member for exemplary humanitarian work. Jolie won an Oscar for best supporting actress in 1999′s Girl, Interrupted. She is a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.