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iW NEWS | Palm Springs To Honor Hirsch and Blonsky

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire October 5, 2007 at 8:11AM

Emile Hirsch and Nikki Blonksy will be honored will Rising Star Awards at the 19th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival, to be held January 3-14, 2008. They will join previously announced honoree Marion Cotillard who will recieve the Breakthrough Performance Award. "Emile Hirsch has earned a reputation as the foremost leading man of his generation and his performance in "Into the Wild" solidifies that," said Festival chairman Earl Greenburg, continuing to note that Blonsky gives a "truly outstanding performance" in her first big screen role as Tracy Turnblad in "Hairspray." Past recipients of the Rising Star Award include Scarlett Johansson, Bryce Dallas Howard and Terrence Howard. [Peter Knegt]
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Emile Hirsch and Nikki Blonksy will be honored will Rising Star Awards at the 19th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival, to be held January 3-14, 2008. They will join previously announced honoree Marion Cotillard who will recieve the Breakthrough Performance Award. "Emile Hirsch has earned a reputation as the foremost leading man of his generation and his performance in "Into the Wild" solidifies that," said Festival chairman Earl Greenburg, continuing to note that Blonsky gives a "truly outstanding performance" in her first big screen role as Tracy Turnblad in "Hairspray." Past recipients of the Rising Star Award include Scarlett Johansson, Bryce Dallas Howard and Terrence Howard. [Peter Knegt]