You get an Oscar! And you get an Oscar! And you get an Oscar...

Seems like the Academy is emulating its latest honorary recipient, Oprah Winfrey, in being unbelievably generous. Oscar officials announced yesterday that Winfrey is the winner of this year's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. She'll join fellow honorary Academy Award winners James Earl Jones and movie makeup pioneer Dick Smith to pick up her Oscar at the Academy's annual Governors Awards on Nov. 12.

Oprah's humanitarian credentials aren't in doubt. But why would the TV icon get an award ostensibly meant for people known for their contributions to the movie industry?