The 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has announced it will present Jennifer Lopez with the Spotlight Award, Actress for Hustlers at its annual Film Awards Gala.
The gala event will be held on Thursday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. It will once again be presented by American Express, sponsored by AT&T, Entertainment Tonight, and hosted by Mary Hart. The festival runs January 2-13, 2020.
“Jennifer Lopez is a star in every sense of the word, and you will experience this in her latest film Hustlers. Starting with her show-stopping entrance Jennifer brings to life the character of Ramona, an exotic dancer, who leads a group of dancer friends to steal money from their clients,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "For this full-force yet grounded performance, deserving of awards consideration, we are thrilled to present Jennifer Lopez with this year’s Spotlight Award.”
Former recipients of the Spotlight Award, Actress include Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Helen Hunt, Allison Janney, Rooney Mara and Julia Roberts. All recipients received Academy Award® nominations in the year they were honored, with Janney receiving an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Lopez joins this year’s previously announced PSIFF honorees Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron and Renée Zellweger.