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Amy Adams to Be Honored for ‘Arrival’ by Palm Springs Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Amy Adams with the Chairman’s award for her performance in “Arrival” at its annual awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

“Throughout her career, Amy Adams has continuously challenged herself with complex roles,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “This is reaffirmed in her most recent project, ‘Arrival,’ where she anchors the film with an award-winning performance as a prominent linguist, Dr. Louise Banks, as she attempts to communicate with creatures in one of a dozen spacecrafts that visit Earth. It is our honor to present the Chairman’s Award to Amy Adams.”

Adams received the festival’s Spotlight award in 2009 for her performance in “Doubt,” for which she also received an Academy Award nomination. Past recipients of the Chairman’s award include Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

“Arrival” was won Adams the award for best actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards and the National Board of Review. She was also nominated in the past for Oscars for “Junebug,” “The Fighter,” “The Master” and “American Hustle.”

She recently wrapped production on “Justice League” and will start production on HBO’s drama series “Sharp Objects.”

The Palm Springs Film Festival will begin its 28th iteration on Jan. 2.

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