Ruth Negga to Be Honored at Palm Springs Film Festival

Ruth Negga - New York Premiere of Loving - Getty-H 2016
Rob Kim/Getty Images

The 'Loving' actress will receive the Rising Star Award.

Ruth Negga will receive the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival's awards gala.

Negga stars in Jeff Nichols' Loving, the true story of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving and their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia. The actress also stars on AMC's supernatural comic book adaptation Preacher. Her other credits include Brad Pitt's World War Z and the video game adaptation Warcraft.

Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson are among the past recipients of the award.

The awards gala will be hosted by Mary Hart on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. 

The Palm Springs film festival runs Jan. 2-16.