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Tyler Perry To Receive Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards At 2021 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced plans to honour filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF) with Jean Hersholt Humanitarian awards at the 93rd annual Oscars.

Perry, 51, will receive the award during the live show for his philanthropic and charitable work. This includes efforts to address homelessness and economic difficulties faced by members of his community.

Tyler Perry Will Be Awarded With Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards At The Oscars

The MPTF will become the first organization to receive the honour. The Board of Governors voted to amend the rules for this year only, allowing for two winners and the opportunity to give one to an organization.

The MPTF is being honoured for the emotional and financial relief services it offers to members of the entertainment industry. Their offerings include aid with basic living expenses, senior and childcare services case management, and other financial assistance.

“There has been such widespread generosity in our industry that limiting the Hersholt Humanitarian Award to one recipient, this year, in particular, was impossible. So, we are breaking with tradition and giving two awards to honour that spirit,” said Academy President David Rubin.

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Past recipients include Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Frank Sinatra.

In 2020, Tyler Perry was also awarded the Governor’s Award from the Television Academy. He received the “People’s Champion” honour at E!’s People’s Choice Awards. He was also Variety’s “Showman of the Year.”


This year’s Oscars ceremony will take place on 25th April, with broadcasts on ABC and other outlets worldwide.


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Charis Ebiaghian

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