TODAY   |  November 18, 2013

Steve Martin tears up paying tribute to wife

At the Governors Awards Saturday, where Angelia Jolie, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin won honorary Oscars, Martin became emotional when talking about his wife, saying she is as beautiful as she is smart.

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>> oh, well, also trending, turning out to be an emotional night in hollywood on saturday at the 5th annual governor's award. oscars went angelina jolie . hitting the red carpet with their son maddox in a ceremony. steve martin got choked up as he paid tribute to his wife.

>> my wife who is as beautiful as she is smart and -- yay. i knew i wasn't going to make it through this speech. i read it to my dog this morning and wept.

>> always ends with a laugh. martin short called the governor's award the highest honor an actor can receive in mid-november.

>> that is good. you're going to love this one. i was looking at these photos. can't get enough of them.