James Corden will be honoured at next spring’s Oscar Wilde awards in California.
The Late Late Show presenter has been chosen by members of the US-Ireland Alliance in recognition of his contributions to film and television.
Although the prize is usually given to those of Irish heritage it is occasionally handed to honorary Irishmen or Irishwomen.
“He deserves to be our ‘honorary Irishman’ this year just on the basis of the courage it takes to perform with some of the finest Irish dancers in the world,” US-Ireland Alliance president Trina Vargo said.
This was in reference to his one-off performance with the Riverdance cast and crew which was filmed for his US late night chat show in September.
The awards have been running for the past ten years and previous winners include Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Brendan Gleeson and Van Morrison.
The 11th annual Oscar Wilde Awards will take place in Santa Monica, California on 25 February.
More on the US-Alliance: www.us-irelandalliance.org