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Palm Springs Fest to Honor “Transamerica” Star Felicity Huffman

Palm Springs Fest to Honor "Transamerica" Star Felicity Huffman

The 17th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will honor Emmy award-winner and Golden Globe nominee Felicity Huffman with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Festival’s annual awards gala. The Awards Gala will take place on Saturday, January 7th at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Also being honored by the festival, as previously announced, are David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Michael London, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Newman and Charlize Theron. The event will be hosted by “Entertainment Tonight“‘s Mary Hart. Commenting on the choice of Huffman for her performance in Duncan Tucker‘s “Transamerica,” festival chairman Earl Greenburg said in a statement, “It has truly been a breakthrough year for Huffman with the brilliant, captivating performances that she has delivered on both the big and small screen.” [Brian Brooks]

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