‘Brooklyn’s’ Saoirse Ronan Tapped for Palm Springs Film Fest’s International Star Award

Saoirse Ronan will receive the International Star Award at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, the org announced Friday.

The “Brooklyn” starlet will be honored at the annual awards gala for her commercial and critical recognition around the world.

“From her unforgettable roles in ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Lovely Bones,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ we have seen Saoirse Ronan grow from a young girl to the accomplished actress she is today,” said Harold Matzner, festival chairman.

He added, “In John Crowley’s new film ‘Brooklyn,’ Ronan gives a mesmerizing performance as a young woman from Ireland who is offered the chance of a new life in New York. In this role, Ronan embodies the grace and depth of a classic Hollywood screen star.”

Former award recipients include Helen Mirren and Javier Bardem. The festival previously announced that they will be honoring Cate Blanchett with an award for her work in “Truth” and “Carol.”

The awards gala will be held Jan. 2 during the festival, which runs Jan. 1-11.

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