Documentary makers LOUIE PSIHOYOS and RIC O'BARRY are to be honoured at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California for their gripping dolphin-slaughter movie THE COVE.
The honour is another Oscar boost for the pair, who are nominated for a Best Documentary Academy Award.
They'll receive the David Attenborough Award in Santa Barbara on Wednesday night (10Feb10).
The award is given to the top nature filmmakers.
The Cove has already won gold at the Producers Guild of America Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards and the Critics Choice Awards. It's the favourite to land an Oscar next month (Mar10).
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