Hollywood actress Naomi Watts is to be honoured for her onscreen fashion sense with a special prize from the Costume Designers Guild.

The King Kong star will be presented with the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the 2015 Costume Designers Guild Awards (Cdgas), while her latest film Birdman will compete for the Excellence in Contemporary Film honour.

The Spotlight Award is handed to an actor who has a "special awareness of the role and importance of costume design" and Watts follows in the footsteps of Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Kate Beckinsale and Halle Berry, who are all previous recipients.

Other honorary prizes will be dished out to Boyhood director Richard Linklater and costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on 17 February (15).