Hugh Jackman to pick up two top fim awards in two days

HUGH JACKMAN is set to be honored with the Golden Icon Award at the 2013 Zurich Film Festival and the Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival next month (Sep13).

The X-Men star will receive the Global Icon Award at a ceremony on 28 September (13) and will also present his new film Prisoners in the Gala Premieres section of the Swiss festival.

A statement from Zurich Film Festival Director Karl Spoerri reads, "Hugh Jackman is in a class by himself as a multi-talented entertainer with a global following. There is nothing he can't do and he proves this time and time again with every project he's involved in. We're honored to recognize his brilliant career at the Zurich Film Festival."

Past honourees include Sean Penn, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman.

Jackman will also be feted with the Basque festival's Donostia Award for lifetime achievement on 27 September (13), along with Spanish actress Carmen Maura, at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Past recipients include Oliver Stone, Ewan McGregor, Tommy Lee Jones, John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman.