George Lucas & Gena Rowlands honor Angelina Jolie at the 2013 Governors Awards
"You and your brothers and sisters are my happiness, and there is no greater honour in this world than being your mom."
Angelina Jolie receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Governors Awards
Upon receiving her Oscar, Jolie thanked Pitt (“your support and guidance make everything possible”) before talking about meeting the refugees who had a profound impact on her life. ”When I met survivors of war and rape, I knew how fortunate I was,” Jolie said. “I realized how sheltered I had been. I was determined to never be that way again. We all in this room are so fortunate. I don’t understand why I have this life and a woman across the world who has the same work ethic, same desires, and would make better films is stuck in a refugee camp. She has no voice. She worries about what her children would eat, how to keep them safe and if they can return home. I don’t know why this is my life and that is hers. I don’t understand. But I will do my best to be in service to them. If my mother was alive she would be proud.”