The Palm Springs International Film Festival announced today that they will present Holly Hunter with the Career Achievement Award. The Academy Award-winning actress will be honored at the Film Awards Gala on January 2. The 29th edition of the fest runs January 2-15, 2018 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
“Holly Hunter’s career is filled with many memorable performances including her Academy Award-winning role in The Piano as well as other films including Broadcast News, The Firm, The Incredibles and more,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In her recent film The Big Sick, she brings comedy and poignancy as a mother coping with her daughter’s coma, while bonding with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. It is our great honor to present the Career Achievement Award to Holly Hunter.”
Past recipients of the Career Achievement Award include Annette Bening, Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Redgrave. Hunter will join previously announced 2018 honorees Timothée Chalamet, Gal Gadot, Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, and Sam Rockwell.
Hunter was also seen in the drama Strange Weather and will star in the forthcoming Alan Ball HBO series Here. She will also reprise her role in Pixar’s Incredibles 2.