Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands Set to Receive Honorary Oscars at Governors Awards

Awards season is just around the corner, and now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has fired the first salvo in a long list of kudos by revealing the recipients of this year’s honorary Oscars.

Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands are set to receive lifetime achievement awards, while Debbie Reynolds will be honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her advocacy work, the Academy announced Wednesday.

The awards will be handed out on Nov. 14 at the annual Governors Awards, which will be held at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

Highlights from the 2015 SAG Awards (VIDEO)

Debbie Reynolds Honored with SAG Life Achievement Award

A Tinseltown mainstay since the 1950s, Debbie Reynolds received the annual life achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Reynolds, 82, accepted the statuette at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Debbie Reynolds: Elizabeth Taylor Was My Friend – Except for the Time She Stole My Man

No one was more enthralled by Elizabeth Taylor than Debbie Reynolds.

Some six decades after the fact, Reynolds still has fond memories of the time she attended high school on the MGM lot with the violet-eyed beauty.

Debbie Reynolds: Carrie Fisher Will Be 'Just Fine' After Hospitalization

Carrie Fisher was briefly hospitalized last week for her bipolar disorder after a bizarre performance aboard a cruise ship, but her mother Debbie Reynolds says she’ll be fine.

“She’s had manic depression bipolar since she was 13. It’s an illness, and she’s doing much better,” Reynolds told PEOPLE exclusively Wednesday night. “I’m very proud of her, and she’s doing exceptionally well. She’ll be just fine, just great, and continue her writing as she always does.”

Carrie Fisher Remembers Elizabeth Taylor – the Family Drama, the Love

Elizabeth Taylor was caught up in the scandal of the late ’50s when Eddie Fisher left his wife Debbie Reynolds to be with her.

But Fisher and Reynolds’s daughter Carrie Fisher, who was 2 years old when her parents divorced, would come to adore and respect Taylor.

Elizabeth Taylor Suffered 'a Lot of Pain' in Final Days, says Debbie Reynolds

Just two weeks before her death, a hospitalized Elizabeth Taylor spoke to her one-time rival Debbie Reynolds.

“I said, ‘Getting old is really sh––,’ ” Reynolds tells Access Hollywood of her final conversation with Taylor. “And she said, ‘It certainly is. It certainly is, Debbie. This is really tough.’ ”

Lindsay Lohan, O.C. Star Team Up for Film

HIRED: Samaire Armstrong, who has appeared on The O.C. and Entourage, is teaming up with Lindsay Lohan for an untitled movie comedy being developed by How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days director Donald Petrie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She will play the best friend of Lohan’s character, who is described as the luckiest lady alive until she meets the unluckiest man. Armstrong recently played Anna Stern on The O.C., the blond former flame of Seth Cohen (Adam Brody).