Tyler Perry To Be Honored With Humanitarian Award At Oscars

Congratulations are in order for Tyler Perry. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that they’d be awarding him with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The honor recognizes outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes.

Perry won’t be the only one honored for giving back. The Motion Picture & Television Fund will receive one, too. “There has been such widespread generosity in our industry that limiting the Hersholt Humanitarian Award to one recipient, this year in particular, was impossible,” Academy president David Rubin said in a statement. “So, we are breaking with tradition and giving two awards to honor that spirit.”

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be given at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards on April 25th.

Source: People