The award will be presented Nov. 6 at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Tom Hanks delivered another amazing performance in a career filled with amazing performances. We are thrilled to honor him,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions.
The awards ceremony will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden and honor films and actors, as well as artists in cinematography, visual effects, composing, costume design, editing, production design, and sound.
“Sully,” directed by Clint Eastwood, has grossed $167 million at the worldwide box office. In his review, Variety‘s Peter Debruge said Hanks “delivers a typically strong performance, quickly allowing us to forget that we’re watching an actor.”
Hanks won back-to-back best actor Academy Awards in 1994 and 1995 for “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.” He also won Golden Globe Awards for both films.
Hanks was also nominated in the best actor Academy Award category for “Big,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Cast Away.”
Recent credits also include “Captain Phillips” and Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”