Bourne director Paul Greengrass is to be honoured for his moviemaking achievements at Britain's upcoming Jameson Empire Awards.

The British filmmaker, who directed two of Matt Damon's Bourne blockbusters, is to receive the Empire Inspiration Award at the annual ceremony in London next month (Mar14).

Greengrass' drama Captain Phillips also looks set to be a big winner at the prizegiving after scoring five nominations, including a Best Director nod for the moviemaker and a mention in the Best Film category.

The picture will go up against 12 Years A Slave, Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for the top trophy.

Captain Phillips' star Tom Hanks will also compete for the Best Actor trophy with Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), James MCAvoy (Filth), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street), and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug).

The Best Actress trophy will be fought out between Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).

The competitors for Best British Film include Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Filth, Rush, Sunshine On Leith and The World's End.

The awards, which are voted for by film fans, will be handed out on 30 March (14).