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Palm Springs Fest Honors Helen Mirren with International Star Award

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 12, 2012 at 2:53PM

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will present Helen Mirren with the International Star Award on January 5 at their Awards gala.
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Helen Mirren

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will present Helen Mirren with the International Star Award on January 5 at their Awards gala.

The festival's chairman Harold Matzner states, “With more than four decades' worth of memorable film, television and stage performances, Helen Mirren continues to be one of the most outstanding actresses of her generation," adding that in "Hitchcock" she "delivers another virtuoso performance as Alma Reville."

Earlier today, Oscar-winning actress Mirren received a surprise SAG nomination for Female Actor in a Leading Role for Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock," which has generally underwhelmed in terms of awards buzz. Mirren won a Best Actress Academy Award in 2006 for Stephen Frears' "The Queen."

Other honoree recipients at the 24th PSIFF include the ensemble cast of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Bradley Cooper, Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts and Robert Zemeckis.

This article is related to: Awards, Palm Springs International Film Festival , Helen Mirren, Hitchcock


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.