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Oprah Winfrey Honored With Lifetime Leadership Award

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Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - Class of 2011 Inaugural Graduation

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was honored with a “Lifetime Leadership” award at the third annual DVF Awards.

Winfrey was hugged by longtime friend, designer and humanitarian Diane von Furstenberg, as she took the stage to accept the accolade on Friday night.

Von Furstenberg called Winfrey the “most formidable person I have ever met in my life.”

Winfrey spent much of her speech honoring another of the night’s award winners, Jaycee Dugard. Dugard was abducted when she was 11 and held against her will for 18 years.

Dugard took the stage soon after and got emotional as she thanked her mother for never giving up hope of finding her. She also spoke about her JAYC Foundation, which supports families dealing with abduction and other tragedies.

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