2011 Governors Awards – Saturday, November 12, 2011

2011 Governors Awards
Oprah Winfrey and Dick Smith James Earl Jones John Travolta Mary J. Blige J.J. Abrams and Alec Baldwin

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

Honorary Award Recipient

With his powerful performance as the proud but conflicted boxer Jack Jefferson in "The Great White Hope" (1970), James Earl Jones received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actor. 

Biography and Selected Filmography

Dick Smith

Dick Smith

Honorary Award Recipient

The haunting leer of a demonically possessed girl in "The Exorcist" (1973) is one of the more terrifying examples of the work of makeup artist Dick Smith.

Biography and Selected Filmography

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Recipient

Though she is often called "America’s best friend," in truth Oprah Winfrey is a friend to those in need all over the world.

Biography and Selected Filmography