Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain will all receive special honors during the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced Friday.
Costner, who won a pair of Oscars for his film “Dances with Wolves,” will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his more than three decades in the movie industry. Previous recipients of the honor include Clint Eastwood, Robert Wise and Lauren Bacall.
Howard, the child actor-turned-Oscar-winning director, will receive the Louis XIII Genius Award, which honors someone who has “demonstrated unprecedented excellence in the cinematic arts.” Judd Apatow and Richard Linklater are among the previous recipients of the honor.
Chastain will receive the association’s inaugural MVP Award, which celebrates “one extraordinary actor for her work in several standout movies throughout a single year.” Chastain is being honored for her work in “Interstellar,” “Miss Julie,” “A Most Violent Year” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.”
The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be presented Jan 15 at the Hollywood Palladium, in a ceremony hosted by Michael Strahan. Nominations will be announced Monday.