(AllHipHop News) The director that brought the world classic films such as School Daze, Do The Right Thing, and Malcolm X is finally being honor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The New York City bred filmmaker will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th annual Governors Awards in November.
“The board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “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.”
Actress Gena Rowlands will also receive an honorary Lifetime Achievement Oscar. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be presented to singer/dancer Debbie Reynolds.
Lee has been nominated twice for Oscars (Best Original Screenplay – Do the Right Thing, Best Documentary – 4 Little Girls). The lack of directing nods for Lee is widely considered one of the biggest career snubs in the industry. His filmography also includes Jungle Fever, Clockers, He Got Game, and Inside Man.