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.
Roberts, who plays the oldest daughter of Meryl Streep in the adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play, will receive the award at the gala ceremony on Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
"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 gala is also presenting awards to previously announced honorees Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Matthew McConaughey and Steve McQueen.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival takes place Jan. 3-14.
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