The 61st Locarno International Film Festival has announced it will give its Excellence Award 2008 to actress Anjelica Huston. The presentation of the award on August 9, 2008, will be followed by the European Premiere of "Choke", which Huston co-stars in. Every year Locarno's Excellence Award distinguishes an internationally renowned actor or actress. Previous recipients of this award include Oleg Menchikov, Susan Sarandon, John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe and, most recently in 2007, Michel Piccoli and Carmen Maura.The Locarno International Film Festival will take place on August 6 - 16, 2008. [Peter Knegt]