The There Will Be Blood star will receive the Richard Harris Award in recognition of his contribution to British film at a London ceremony on 6 December (09).
David Bowie's filmmaker son, Duncan Jones, has scored seven nominations for his directorial debut Moon, including best director and the Douglas Hickox Award for best debut director.
His movie was only beaten by British drama Fish Tank, which garnered eight, including best film and screenplay.
Emily Blunt is nominated in the best actress category for her role in Young Victoria and is set to compete against 18-year-old Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), Carey Mulligan (An Education) and Sophie Okonedo (Skin).
The Wire actor Idris Elba joins this year's (09) selection jury, which also includes Irish actor Liam Cunningham and Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron.