Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan will be presented with the "Breakthrough Performance Award" for her work in the currently released drama "Never Let Me Go" and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," at the 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The awards gala, taking place January 8 in the California desert town, will be hosted by "Entertainment Tonight"'s Mary Hart. PSIFF runs January 6 - 17.
“Carey Mulligan is an actress of extraordinary talent and versatility,” said film festival Chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. “In her most recent performances as the estranged daughter of Gordon Gekko in 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' to 'Never Let Me Go,' where her character learns that life isn’t always what it seems, she brings uncommon vision and depth to her art. It is a great honor for the Palm Springs International Film Festival to present her with the 2010 Breakthrough Performance Award.”
Past recipients of the Breakthrough Performance Award include Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Hudson, Felicity Huffman, Freida Pinto, Jeremy Renner and Mariah Carey.