Renee Zellwegger will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award for her performance in Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment’s Judy at the 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Film Awards Gala. The award helps to refocus awards attention on her extraordinary performance after premiering at this year’s Telluride Film Festival. The Film Awards Gala will take place on January 2 and will be hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart.
The announcement preceded today’s announcement that Joker’s Joaquin Phoenix will receive the Chairman’s Award at the same gala.
Previous winners of Zellwegger’s Desert Palm Achievement Award for actresses include last year’s Best Actress Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan, and Charlize Theron.
Past recipients of Phoenix’s Chairman’s Award include last year’s Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress, Regina King, along with Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Phoenix joins this year’s previously announced honoree Renée Zellweger.
The 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival runs from January 2-13, 2020.