George Clooney's movie-making skills are to be honoured by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in 2006.

The movie hunk will join Muhammad Ali and Denzel Washington as a recipient of the Freedom Award.

The honour is bestowed on individuals who highlight freedom, tolerance and democracy.

The association has cited Clooney's work on political drama GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK as the reason for giving him the coveted award.