It might be summer in the U.S. but awards season is right around the corner.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that Oprah Winfrey along with James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith will be honored with Oscar.
Oprah Winfrey will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, whereas actor Jones and makeup artist Smith will receive honorary Academy Awards for their outstanding careers.
The Academy's board of governors on Tuesday voted for the awards and the awards will be handed out at the 3rd Annual Governors Awards, which will be held at the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Nov. 12.
Smith is the only honoree who has won an Oscar, for "Amadeus" in 1984. Winfrey and Jones both were nominated for acting awards -- Winfrey as Best Supporting Actress for "The Color Purple" in 1985, Jones as Best Actor for "The Great White Hope" in 1970 -- but neither won, Reuters reported.
This is the first year the Governors Awards have selected three recipients since they moved to a separate show in 2009.
Winfrey, the 57-year-old media tycoon supports various charitable and educational causes, which includes her own namesake foundations in South Africa.
Jones, the 80-year-old actor has worked in more than 50 films. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1971 for "The Great White Hope."
Smith started his career in 1945 and was NBC's first makeup man.