Glenn Close to Receive Icon Award From Palm Springs Film Festival

Close, currently an Oscar contender for “The Wife,” is the first honoree to be announced for the festival’s annual awards gala

Glenn Close The Wife
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Glenn Close will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Icon Award at its annual Awards Gala, PSIFF organizers announced on Thursday.

The award is the first to be announced for the 2019 gala, which will take place on Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by Mary Hart.

Close will be honored for her more than 40-year career, which has included six Oscar nominations, 14 Emmy nominations (including three wins), 13 Golden Globe nominations (two wins) and eight SAG Awards nominations (one win). She is currently considered a strong Oscar contender for her lead role in “The Wife,” in which she stars as a woman who has sacrificed her own literary career to support her husband (Jonathan Pryce).

Past recipients of the PSIFF Icon Award include Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas and last year’s winner, Willem Dafoe. Close was previously honored at the gala for her 2010 film “Albert Nobbs.”

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will begin on Jan. 3 and run through Jan. 14 in the desert resort town just over 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

The lineup of films, as well as additional honorees for the Awards Gala, will be announced in the coming weeks.