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The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
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The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Award ceremonies for outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. It is named after screen actor Jean Hersholt, who served as the president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund for eighteen years. The award trophy is an "Oscar" statuette. Recipients have included producers, directors, writers, and actors.