She’ll be presented with the award at the fest’s Film Awards Gala, which will be hosted by Mary Hart, on January 2, 2017 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Paramount’s Arrival, which has so far grossed $75.2M domestically since its November 11 release, sees Adams play a linguist hired by the military to determine whether spaceships that have landed around the world have come in peace or are a danger.
“Throughout her career, Amy Adams has continually challenged herself with complex roles,” said PSIFF 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.”
Adams received the Spotlight Award in 2009 for her performance in Doubt, which earned her an Oscar nomination. She also won the Ensemble Performance Award for American Hustle in 2014. Previous recipients of the award include Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
The festival is also honoring Loving’s Ruth Negga, Manchester By The Sea’s Casey Affleck, Lion’s Nicole Kidman and the casts of La La Land and Hidden Figures.
Palm Springs International Film Festival is set to run January 2-16, 2017.
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