Thesp to receive festival's Achievement award

The Palm Springs Film Festival will present Jeff Bridges with its Desert Palm Achievement Award.

Kudo will be presented Jan. 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival runs Jan. 5-18.

Past honorees include Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn, Jake Gyllenhaal, Liam Neeson, Nicolas Cage, John Travolta and James Stewart.

Bridges can currently be seen in indie drama “Crazy Heart,” from writer-director Scott Cooper, as a broken-down, hard-living country music singer.

The thesp has received Oscar noms for “The Last Picture Show,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “Starman” and “The Contender.”

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