The songwriter, musician, and record producer is set to receive an Honorary Award alongside Peter Weir, Euzhan Palcy, and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Michael J. Fox.
This will make Warren the first person ever to receive an Honorary Oscar for songwriting.
“The Academy’s Board of Governors is honored to recognize four individuals who have made indelible contributions to cinema and the world at large,” said Academy President David Rubin in a press statement.
“Michael J. Fox’s tireless advocacy of research on Parkinson’s disease alongside his boundless optimism exemplifies the impact of one person in changing the future for millions. Euzhan Palcy is a pioneering filmmaker whose groundbreaking significance in international cinema is cemented in film history. Diane Warren’s music and lyrics have magnified the emotional impact of countless motion pictures and inspired generations of musical artists. Peter Weir is a director of consummate skill and artistry whose work reminds us of the power of film to reveal the full range of human experience.”
Warren, 65, has previously lost 13 Oscar nominations, all of which she lost, and was most recently just been up for the original song award earlier this year.
She has contributed original songs to more than 100 films including “Because You Loved Me,” “How Do I Live” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.”