Entertainer Harry Belafonte, was among four cinematic veterans honoured on Saturday at the Governor’s Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The others are: Maureen O’Hara, Hayao Miyazak and Jean-Claude Carriere.
Belafonte was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his activism.
The 87-year-old was a prominent civil rights campaigner and friend of Martin Luther King Jr, who he supported during his fight against segregation.
Also known as a humanitarian, he has been a UNICEF ambassador, a campaigner on HIV in Africa, as well as a supporter of prostate cancer charities since he was successfully treated for the disease in 1996.
Born in 1927 to a Jamaican mother and a Martiniquan father, Harry Belafonte lived with his grandmother in Jamaica from 1932 to 1940.