*Spike Lee will finally get an Oscar.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the filmmaker and two actresses, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds, will receive honorary Academy Awards Nov. 14 at its annual Governors Awards ceremony.
Lee and Rowlands will receive honorary Oscars for their career achievements. Each has been nominated twice in their careers; Lee for his original screenplay for 1989’s “Do the Right Thing” and for his 1997 documentary feature, “4 Little Girls”; Rowlands for lead actress in 1974’s “A Woman Under the Influence” and in 1980’s “Gloria.”
Reynolds, a best actress Oscar nominee for 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her more than 50 years of work promoting awareness and treatment of mental health issues.