Hanks, 58, "has a versatility that ranks him among the greatest actors of any generation," and Tomlin, 75, "has made us laugh and continues to amaze us with her acting talent and quick wit,"
Their fellow honorees this year are singer
An awards gala is scheduled to be held Dec. 7 and recorded for broadcast on CBS on Dec. 30.
Hanks most recently graced the big screen in the biographical drama
Hanks' upcoming movies include
Tomlin, a versatile TV, stage and film performer, is set to reunite with her "9 to 5" costar Jane Fonda for the upcoming
Last year, the Kennedy Center honored