Saoirse Ronan was honoured in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Thursday (29Nov12) for inspiring young moviemakers.
The Lovely Bones star picked up an award at the Cinemagic Film Festival in recognition of her impact on the movie industry.
She tells the BBC, "With being inspirational... it's very lovely that they're giving me an award for that reason - it's not really something that I think about.
"I think the fact that I'm lucky enough to do what I really love to do and what I really enjoy doing means that maybe it inspires other people. That's a wonderful thing."