Arriving Down Under with the Kids, Angelina Jolie Learns She's Getting Another Oscar
With her whole brood in tow, Angelina Jolie arrived in Australia early Friday morning (September 6). Kids Shiloh, Maddox, Pax, Zahara Marley, Vivienne and Knox made the trip; their dad Brad Pitt, however, did not.
The superstar is in Australia to direct a new World War II drama called “Unbroken.” It tells the true story of Olympic track star and war hero Louie Zamperini, who survived for 47 days without food or water when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. He endured shark attacks, aerial attacks and hunger before being captured by the Japanese and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
On Thursday, the supporting actress Oscar winner (for "Girl Interrupted" in 1996), learned that she’ll be honored again by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. It'll be presented at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards in November. She’ll be given what’s essentially an honorary Oscar statuette.
The Academy is recognizing the sexy star of films like “Salt” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” for her advocacy of humanitarian causes, such as the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative.