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iW NEWS | Palm Springs To Honor Hirsch and Blonsky

iW NEWS | Palm Springs To Honor Hirsch and Blonsky

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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