The 19th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced today that it will honor composer James Newton Howard with the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing at the event’s annual awards gala on January 5.
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Tonight’s Mary Hart and set to unfold at the Palm Springs Convention Center,
the festival’s awards gala will also honor Juno
with the Chairman’s Vanguard Award, Hairspray with the
Ensemble Performance Award, Sean Penn
with Director of the Year, Daniel Day-Lewis and Halle Berry with the Desert
Palm Achievement Awards, producer Jerry Weintraub with the SAG Foundation Patron of the
Arts Award, Atonement director Joe Wright with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, Marion Cotillard
with the Breakthrough Performance Award and Emile Hirsch and Nikki Blonsky
with the Rising Star Awards. For more
information on the festival, click here.