Amy Adams to Be Honored by Palm Springs Film Fest

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'Arrival'

The 'Arrival' actress will receive the fest's Chairman's Award on Jan. 2.

Amy Adams is arriving in Palm Springs.

The actress will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Chairman's Award for her performance in Arrival, it was announced Friday. Mary Hart will host the annual awards gala, which will be held Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and also honor Sully's Tom Hanks, Loving's Ruth Negga, Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck, Lion's Nicole Kidman and the casts of Hidden Figures and La La Land.

Paramount's alien invasion film stars Adams as a linguist who is recruited by the military to determine whether alien crafts that have landed around the world come in peace or are a threat. Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker also star in the Denis Villeneuve-directed feature.

Adams previously received the fest's Spotlight Award in 2009 for her performance in Doubt, and the Ensemble Performance Award for American Hustle in 2014. Past recipients of the Chairman’s Award include Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman and Reese Witherspoon.

"Throughout her career, Amy Adams has continuously challenged herself with complex roles,” said fest chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. "This is reaffirmed in her most recent project, Arrival, where she anchors the film with an award-winning performance as a prominent linguist, Dr. Louise Banks, as she attempts to communicate with creatures in one of a dozen spacecrafts that visit Earth."

The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is set to run Jan. 2-16.

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