Angelina Jolie and all six of her kids – Maddox, 12, Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7, and five-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox – arrived in Sydney, Australia on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced that the 38-year-old actress – who always looks amazing and never the least bit frazzled – will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 5th Annual Governors Awards on Nov. 16, 2013.
“‘The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who’ve made indelible contributions in their respective fields. We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s honorees,” reads a statement by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. This will be the second Oscar for Angie – she received the coveted award for “Girl, Interrupted” in 1999 – and the Academy praised for being an ‘impassioned advocate for humanitarian causes, traveling widely to promote organisations and social justice efforts such as the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative.”
Very cool, and Angelina Jolie totally deserves it for all her efforts.
Fiancé Brad Pitt is currently in the UK filming his new movie “Fury,” so Angelina will be taking care of the brood in Sydney – no doubt with lots of trusted nannies and security in tow.
Angie is relocating to Sydney for three months while she directs “Unbroken,” a Coen Brothers film which tells the inspirational true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and air force second lieutenant who survived for 47 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean without food or water when his plane crashed during World War II in 1943. After enduring endless shark attacks and aerial strikes, he was eventually captured by the Japanese and tortured in a prisoner-of-war camp until the end of the war in 1945.
The Jolie-Pitt crew will reportedly call a multimillion dollar mansion in exclusive Vaucluse home until Christmas. It was originally reported that Angelina would film “Unbroken” in Hawaii, but her plans changed following a whirlwind 24-hour visit with son Pax back in July.
Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, “Unbroken” is the second feature film Jolie will direct, following 2011’s “In The Land Of Blood And Honey,” which was nominated for a Golden Globe.