McDormand Piper winner

The Sundance Film Festival will honor Frances McDormand on Jan. 18 with its Piper-Heidsieck Tribute to Independent Vision, it was announced Tuesday.

McDormand gets the nod in recognition of the “original voice and vision of an independent film artist.”

She will travel to Sundance next month to receive the prize in a special ceremony that will include retrospective clips from her films, including “Short Cuts,” “Talk of Angels,” “Paradise Road,” “Hidden Agenda,” “Mississippi Burning,” “Fargo,” “Lone Star,” “Primal Fear,” “Hidden in America,” “Palookaville,” “The Butcher’s Wife,” “Beyond Rangoon,” “Blood Simple” and “Raising Arizona.”

Past winners are John Turturro, Denzel Washington, Gena Rowlands, Nicolas Cage, Dianne Wiest and Tim Robbins.

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