"Dances With Wolves," current favorite to win the Academy Award for best picture next month, was voted this year's motion picture entry in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

The film and its star and director, Kevin Costner, will be honored at the 1991 Western Heritage Awards ceremony March 16 at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. The organization's 30th annual presentations will be hosted by Wilford Brimley, Steven Ford, Garth Brooks and Richard Farnsworth. Past Western Heritage honorees include James Stewart, Charlton Heston, John Wayne, John Ford and Louis L'Amour.