Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Hudson will be honored by the 18th Palm Springs International Film Festival with their Breakthrough Performance Award at a gala hosted by the event January 13. "Jennifer Hudson's performance in 'Dreamgirls' is phenomenal and is truly the breakthrough role of this year in cinema," commented festival chairman Earl Greenburg in a statement. "From all the critical praise she has received and will continue to receive, we're proud to bestow this honor upon her at our festival." PSIFF is scheduled for January 4 - 15. [Brian Brooks]