Nicole Kidman to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s International Star Award

“Lion” star joins Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hanks, Ruth Negga and Casey Affleck as Palm Springs honorees

Last Updated: November 28, 2016 @ 6:29 AM

Nicole Kidman has been chosen to be the recipient of the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s International Star Award, PSIFF organizers announced on Monday.

Kidman will receive the award for her performance in “Lion,” in which she plays the adoptive mother of a young Indian boy who as a young adult begins searching for the hometown from which he was lost.

The film is directed by Garth Davis and also stars Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar and David Wenham.

The honor will be presented to Kidman at the festival’s annual Awards Gala, which will take place on Monday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in the desert resort town east of Los Angeles. Tom Hanks, Casey Affleck, Ruth Negga and “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle and stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will also receive awards at the gala, as will a number of yet-undisclosed honorees.

Past recipients of the International Star Award include Javier Bardem, Helen Mirren and last year’s honoree, Saoirse Ronan. Kidman is a previous PSIFF honoree, winning the Chairman’s Award in 2005.

The gala is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Palm Springs International Film Society.

The festival itself will run from Jan. 2 through Jan. 16.