'Winter's Bone' Star Jennifer Lawrence Tapped for Palm Springs Fest Award

Actress will receive the 2011 Rising Star Award during the Jan. 8 awards ceremony.

Jennifer Lawrence, who plays a young woman searching for her father in the hardscrabble Ozarks drama "Winter's Bone," will be the recipient of the Palm Springs International Film Festival's 2011 Rising Star Award.

She will be presented with the honor at the festival's Jan. 8 awards ceremony at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

"Call it a gift for us all when a young performer comes along, demonstrating such natural theatrical instinct," said Harold Matzner, chairman of the Palm Springs International Film Society board. "Jennifer Lawrence has delivered an Oscar-quality performance in her latest role in the jarring, critically acclaimed 'Winter's Bone.' "

The actress, who also has appeared in "The Burning Plain," "The Poker House" and "Garden Party," will be seen in the upcoming films "The Beaver," "X-Men: First Class" and "House at the End of the Street."

Past recipients of the award include Anna Kendrick, Jessica Biel, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Bryce Dallas Howard, Terrence Howard and Scarlett Johansson.

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