Hugh Jackman was honoured for his lengthy showbiz career at a special gala in New York on Tuesday night (11Dec12).

The X-Men star, who is a favourite to land an Oscars nod for his critically-acclaimed turn in Les Miserables, was feted for his movie and stage successes at the 27th annual Museum of the Moving Image black-tie salute at Cipriani Wall Street.

Jackman was surrounded by former colleagues and pals including his Les Miserables co-stars Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, as well as Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber.

The museum's Executive Director Carl Goodman said, "We are thrilled to be honouring one of the world's most beloved and talented performers."

The star joins former recipients of the Salute including Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Goldie Hawn, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg.