The Ocean's Eleven star is to be recognised for his portrayal of an emotional father in upcoming movie The Descendants and for his riveting supporting performance as a presidential candidate in political drama The Ides of March, which he also directed and co-wrote.
Festival founder Carlos de Abreu tells The Hollywood Reporter, ""George Clooney delivered a flawless and passionate performance in Alexander Payne's human drama The Descendants. Clooney continues to shine as one of Hollywood's most gifted actors. We're delighted to honour him at this year's Hollywood Film Awards.""
Other stars to be honoured at the Los Angeles ceremony later this month (24Oct11) include Michelle Williams (Actress Award), Carey Mulligan (Supporting Actress Award), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Breakthrough Actor Award), and Glenn Close (Lifetime Achievement Award).