Meryl Streep to get lifetime achievement award
The Oscar-winning actress will be presented with the Golden Marc'Aurelio Acting Award at the event in October, where will hold an on-stage conversation about her impressive career.
Meryl, 59, won her first Academy Award for Kramer vs Kramer in 1979 and then won again three years later for Sophie's Choice. She is the most nominated actress in history, with a total of 13 additional nods.
Last year the prize was won by Al Pacino and Scottish actor Sean Connery is also among the past recipients.
It was also announced that director Milos Forman will chair this year's jury for the awards. Forman has himself won two best-director Oscars for Amadeus (1984) and the iconic Jack Nicholson film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
At 77, Forman is still going strong and his latest film, The Ghost of Munich, is due to enter production in late spring.