The Irish Medical Association (IMA) has honoured the late Irish singer Hank Aarns award for acting in the first time in almost 40 years.
Aaron was the first Irishborn actor to win the award.
It comes after he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“He was a remarkable performer, a wonderful actor,” said IMA president and CEO Brian Kelly.
“In his life and career he always sought to make a positive impact on people, and he had a keen eye for how to make people happy and to help people.”
Mr Aaron was a key figure in the Irish entertainment scene and won numerous awards.
He also made his name in a number of international films including The Three Musketeers, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Frontier and The Little Mermaid.
He was the last of the three actors to win an Academy Award for his role as Buckaroo in Disney’s Jungle Book, but his other two wins were for the 1962 and 1966 animated feature films.
The late actor died in Dublin at the age of 78 in March.
He was an important figure in Irish cinema.
He had a number on his body in his funeral home and was buried in the church of St Patrick’s Church.