US actress Angelina Jolie made an emotional speech in front of a crowd including her husband Brad Pitt and son Maddox as she received the Oscars Humanitarian Prize.
The prize was awarded to Angelina Jolie during the 2013 Governors Awards which was held in Hollywood and recognised her huge amount of charity work across the world.
Angelina Jolie became the 86th person to be given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and it was presented to her by legendary film director George Lucas of Star Wars fame.
After Angelina Jolie was given the award she made an emotional speech in which she took the chance to pay homage to her late mother Marcheline Bertrand.
While Angelina Jolie is known for her acting skills many in the crowd were impressed with he speech making talents as she addressed the audience and made a heartfelt speech without the aid of any speech notes.
During the powerful speech Angelina Jolie referred to advice given to her by her mother in the past and the effect that it had on her future.
She said: “Nothing would mean anything if I didn’t live a life of use to others.”
Angelina Jolie continued: “Across the world there is a woman just like me with the same abilities and the same desires, same work ethic and love for her family, who would most likely make better films and better speeches. Only she sits in a refugee camp, and she has no voice.
“She worries about what her children will eat, how to keep them safe, and if they’ll ever be allowed to return home. I don’t know why this is my life, and that is her life. Id on’t understand that but I will do as my mother asks.”
Many people were particularly moved by the words of Angelina Jolie during her speech including actor Matthew McConaughey who said: “If you can have in this career, which can be all consuming and you’re also a parent, which can be all consuming but then to have a third thing in your life that is something that is on your proverbial desk on Monday morning that takes you around the globe to the capacity that she has that’s very applausible (sic).”
Actor Mark Wahlberg also praised the work of Angelina Jolie after her speech: “She’s wonderful, everything she’s done for so many people all across the world, and continues to do, while having a career and having a large family.”