‘Spotlight’ Director Tom McCarthy to Receive Palm Springs Film Fest Award

Tom McCarthy will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

McCarthy is being recognized for his latest feature, “Spotlight,” starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber. The film, which is an Oscar frontrunner, follows the true story of the Boston Globe’s spotlight division investigating the Catholic Church sex scandal.

Tom McCarthy’s latest feature is the critically acclaimed ‘Spotlight,’ a remarkable film that creates cinematic tension between two institutions, as The Boston Globe investigates the Catholic Church,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “For his expert storytelling of this subject matter, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present Tom McCarthy with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.”

McCarthy will be honored alongside previously announced honorees Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp and Saoirse Ronan.

The Palm Springs Film Festival runs Jan. 1-11.

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