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Palm Springs International Film Festival to honor Meryl Streep

Palm Springs International Film Festival to honor Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep, who stars in the upcoming "August: Osage County," will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Icon Award. (Dan Steinberg / Invision/Associated Press)

The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoring three-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep with its Icon Award.

The actress, who won her Academy Awards for 1989's "Kramer Vs. Kramer," 1982's "Sophie's Choice" and 2011's "The Iron Lady," will receive the festival's honor at its awards gala Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Streep has already received lead actress nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Movie Awards for her performance as matriarch of a dysfunctional family in "August: Osage County," which opens Dec. 27.

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"We're overjoyed to recognize Meryl Streep for yet another Oscar-worthy performance in 'August: Osage County," festival chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement.

In 2011, Michael Douglas was the first recipient of the Icon Award.

Streep joins previously announced Palm Springs honorees Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Thomas Newman, Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Roberts and the cast of "American Hustle."

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