In the latest round of honourees announced by the 12th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, Dustin Hoffman will receive the career achievement award while Josh Brolin is named actor of the year and Kristin Scott Thomas is feted as actress of the year.

Hoffman won two Oscars for Kramer Vs Kramer and Rain Man and has been nominated seven times in total for a body of work that includes The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy and Tootsie.

He will next appear opposite Emma Thompson in Last Chance Harvey, which Overture Films will release in North America on December 26, and features in the voice cast of Universal's The Tale Of Despereaux that opens on December 19.

Brolin is enjoying a second act in his career and stars as Geroge W
Bush in Oliver Stone's biopic W, which Lionsgate will open in North America on October 17, and appears opposite Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant's Milk, which Focus Features will open on November 26. His recent credits include No Country For Old Men, American Gangster, In The Valley Of Elah and Planet Terror.

Scott Thomas is regarded as one of the Oscar frontrunners for her turn as a woman with a devastating secret in Philippe Claudel's I've Loved You So Long, which Sony Pictures Classics will release on October 24. She is set to appear in Disney's Confessions Of A Shopaholic in February 2009.

She earned an Oscar nomination for The English Patient and her work includes Gosford Park, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Angels And Insects, The Horse Whisperer and Guillaume Canet's French thriller Tell No One.

The Hollywood Awards gala ceremony will take place on October 27 in Beverly Hills.