Timothee Chalamet to Receive Spotlight Actor Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

Last year, the “Beautiful Boy” actor was the recipient of the festival’s Rising Star Award

Timothée Chalamet, Call me by your Name
Photographed by Irvin Rivera for TheWrap

Timothée Chalamet will receive the Spotlight Award, Actor at the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in January, the festival announced Wednesday.

The actor will receive the award at the Film Awards Gala for his role in “Beautiful Boy.” The event will be held on Jan. 3 and will be hosted by Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight.

“Timothée Chalamet gives a heartwarming, but tragic performance as a young man struggling with drug addiction in the film ‘Beautiful Boy,’” Festival chairman Harold Matzner said. “Last year Timothée was the recipient of the Festival’s Rising Star Award for his role in ‘Call Me by Your Name.’  He is definitely a rising star.  It is our honor to present the Spotlight Award, Actor to Timothée Chalamet.”

Previously announced honorees include Glenn Close, Olivia Colman, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron, Regina King, Spike Lee, Rami Malek, Melissa McCarthy and “Green Book.”

Past recipients of the Spotlight Award, Actor have included Bryan Cranston, Andrew Garfield, J.K. Simmons and Sam Rockwell, and all recipients received Academy Award nominations the year they were honored with the Spotlight Award.

“Beautiful Boy” also stars Steve Carell, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan. The film is based on two memoirs and follows a family’s love in the midst of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. Felix van Groeningen directed.

So far, Chalamet has also received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in “Beautiful Boy,” as well as a SAG Award nomination and a Critics Choice Award nomination. Previously, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name.”

His other credits include “Lady Bird,” “Hot Summer Nights,” “Interstellar,” “A Rainy Day in New York” and “Hostiles.” He is currently filming David Michod’s “The King.”