trumbo14Bryan Cranston will be honored with the Spotlight Award at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). The Awards gala, which also features honorees Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, director Tom McCarthy, Saoirse Ronan and Alicia Vikander takes place Saturday January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

“Whether on film, television or Broadway, Bryan Cranston is an outstanding actor who delivers an extraordinary and memorable performance with each character he takes on,” said Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In Trumbo, Cranston brings his amazing talent to his portrayal of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. For this brilliant performance, worthy of the awards recognition it has been receiving, it is an honor to present Bryan Cranston with the 2016 Spotlight Award, Actor.”

For his work in Trumbo, Cranston has received two SAG nominations, two Critics’ Choice Movie Award nods, and a Golden Globe nomination.

Previous Spotlight Award recipients include Julia Roberts, Jessica Chastain, J.K. Simmons, Amy Adams, and Helen Hunt. The PSIFF takes begins January 1 and runs through January 11.

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Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi