Hamill, who returns as Luke Skywalker in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', will be saluted at the 13th annual event at Abrams' Bad Robot in Santa Monica, one night before the Oscars, reports The Hollywood Reporter .
"With Luke Skywalker to feature prominently in the Rian Johnson-directed 'The Last Jedi', Mark has spent a good deal of time filming in Ireland," Vargo said in a statement . "It seems especially appropriate that we honour him in 2018 ."
"Now it's my honour to be recognised by the US-Ireland Alliance in the same way . I find it meaningful because Ireland has always had a very special place in my heart, both personally and professionally . I know Trina Vargo's work with artists and scholars, and I'm so pleased to be a part this," he added .