"With a sad heart I say see you later to a dear freind (sic), amazing actor, gentle giant & wonderful man Michael Clarke Duncan. I luv u (sic) sleep with the angels." Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky remembers the late Green Mile star.
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.