By Adam Markovitz
Updated September 29, 2010 at 05:20 PM EDT

Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) will receive a fellowship from the British Film Institute when his latest film, 127 Hours, closes the London Film Festival this year on Oct. 28, according to The Wrap. “I am shocked, flattered and delighted to receive the fellowship on behalf of everyone who has helped me make the films, the successful ones and the not so successful ones, and on behalf of all the runts in every litter,” Boyle said in a statement.