Celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki will be one of four recipients of an honorary Academy Award when the award show is aired next year. Miyazaki is a three-time nominee for the Oscar – winning in 2002 for “Spirited Away” and nominated for “Howl’s Moving Castle”  and “The Wind Rises” . Joining Miyazaki as honorary Oscar recipients will be Irish actress Maureen O’Hara, American singer Harry Belafonte and French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere. Honorary Oscars are given for lifetime achievements, exceptional contributions to motion picture arts and sciences and outstanding service to the Academy.
The honorary Academy Awards will be handed out at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on November 8, 2014.
Source: Hollywood Reporter