By Hindustan Times
Actress and producer Oprah Winfrey, who has dominated the US television talk show scene for a quarter-century, was honored with an Oscar statuette late Saturday for her outstanding humanitarian work.
The 57-year-old television megastar - nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar 25 years ago for her role in The Color Purple - received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at a dinner in Los Angeles.
The award has been given out intermittently by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1956. Previous recipients include Bob Hope, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Jerry Lewis.
"I never imagined myself receiving an Oscar, especially for what I'm considering my calling," Winfrey said, visibly moved.
She said she could not imagine that someone who was born in 1954