BY SHAMAN MOMOH
After a career spanning 30 years and over two dozen feature films and NO Academy Award, filmmaker Spike Lee is among the people the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on Tuesday night to present Honorary Oscars to.
Lee had been nominated twice: in 1990, for Best Screenplay, for Do the Right Thing and in 1998 for Best Documentary for 4 Little Girls without winning the award.
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, “The Board is proud to recognize our honourees’ remarkable contributions at this year’s Governors Awards. We’ll be celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished – with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference – will also enrich future generations.”
All three awards will be presented at the Academy’s 7th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 14.
The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honour extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”