Palm Springs' Rising star award to Anna Kendrick

MUMBAI: Anna Kendrick will be the proud winner of the 21st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival‘s ‘Rising Star Award‘ for her performance in Up in the Air.

The award will be presented during the fest‘s awards gala on 5 January at the Palm Sporings Convention Center, hosted by "Entertainment Tonight‘s" Mary Hart.

The announcement was made by Festival chairman Harold Matzner at a private event.

Said, Matzner, "Anna is a gifted young actress. At 12, she received a Tony Award nomination for best featured actress in a musical for her role as Dinah in High Society. Now in her mid 20s, Anna has gone from strength to strength with each film."

Up, directed by Jason Reitman and also starring George Clooney will be released by Paramount on 4 December.

Anna‘s other credits include Camp, Rocket Science and Twilight and also its sequel New Moon.

The festival itself will run from 5 to 18 January.

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