Angela Bassett, Mel Brooks among latest stars to be awarded honorary Oscars Monday, June 26 by ABC NewsOn Monday, June 26, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced that Angela Bassett, Mel Brooks, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial editor Carol Littleton will be granted honorary Oscars. Additionally. the Sundance Institute’s Michelle Satter will be honored with The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The so-called "honorary Oscar" is bestowed for "extraordinary distinction... Read More.