The Postcards from the Edge star will receive the lifetime achievement gong and the Star of Texas award for her Oscar-winning role in 1983 comedy-drama Terms of Endearment, which was set in the state.

"Shirley Maclaine is one of the world’s most important living actors," Austin Film Society artistic director Richard Linklater said in a statement. "It’s incredible to think that she’s given groundbreaking performances in seven different decades."

He added her performances in Terms of Endearment and its sequel The Evening Star "introduced the world to a fearless and determined Texas woman, a character with a spirit of independence and self-reliance that resonated richly with Texans" and concluded, "She has left her mark on our regional cinema, and we’re honoured to celebrate this legacy at the Texas Film Awards."

The Dazed and Confused director set up the Austin Film Society in 1985. The group will also honour directors Jeff Nichols and Hector Galan and X-Men: Apocalypse actor Tye Sheridan, while Oscar-nominated producer Sarah Green, whose films include The Tree of Life, Knight of Cups, Midnight Special, and Take Shelter - will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The society's CEO Rebecca Campbell said Sarah's "work with Texas-based directors has fundamentally altered the Texas film landscape. The films she’s made here with Jeff Nichols and Terrence Malick are artistically ambitious and critically celebrated on the world’s stage.

“Sarah has left her mark with the creation of these films, and in the eyes of AFS, her impact will build for generations thanks to her mentoring of dozens of emerging filmmakers who are becoming forces in the industry in their own right."

Austin Film Society's Texas Film Awards take place on 9 March (17).