The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Academy Honorary Awards to two artists, including composer, songwriter and record producer Quincy Jones. He will receive the Oscar at the Academy’s Governors Awards event on Sunday, November 17, 2024, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Ovation Hollywood. Jones’ film credits include Norman Jewison’s In the Heat of the Night and he has earned a total of seven Oscar nominations for his work on such films as Richard Brooks’ In Cold Blood, Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz and Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple, receiving a Best Picture nomination (as a producer) for the latter. In 1967, he was the first Black composer to be nominated in the Original Song category for The Eyes of Love from Banning. He also was recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1994. The Honorary Oscar is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences of any discipline, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”