Oscar-winner Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockovich") will receive the Spotlight Award for her performance in the upcoming "August: Osage County" at the 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
"Julia Roberts is a consummate actress with range as vast as her talent," said festival chairman Harold Matzner in a statement Friday. "In her latest, 'August: Osage County,' she is a key catalyst in a darkly comedic tale of a family coming back together after tragedy strikes."
Past recipients of the Spotlight Award include Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams and Helen Hunt.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival takes place Jan. 3-14.
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