Charlize Theron to be honoured at Costume Designers Guild Awards

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is to receive a top prize at the upcoming Costume Designers Guild Awards.

The Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of previous winners including Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, and Halle Berry, and will be handed the Spotlight Award at a ceremony in January.

The accolade recognises an actor who understands the importance of costuming for their character in their big-screen performances.

"Charlize Theron is a costume designer's dream, bringing integrity and style to every character she embodies, including her roles in Long Shot and Bombshell this year," Salvador Perez, president of the Costume Designers Guild, said in a statement.

Charlize will be feted alongside director Adam McKay, who will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award for his support of costume designers.

"Adam McKay is a visionary and one of the best storytellers of our time regardless of cast, genre or platform, and the diversity of his body of work is astounding," Perez said of the Vice filmmaker.

Costume designer Mary Ellen Fields is being honoured with the Distinguished Service Award, and J.J. Abrams will present Star Trek costume designer Michael Kaplan with the Career Achievement Award.

The nominations for the Costume Designers Guild Awards will be announced on 10 December.

It's yet another honour for Charlize, who recently took home the American Cinematheque Award, and was presented with one of Glamour's Women of the Year Awards at a star-studded ceremony on Monday.

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