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Natalie Portman and Colin Firth Taking Palm Springs Honors

November 17, 2010 (4:08 am) GMT
Both of them are touted to get Oscar nominations as well for their respective roles in 'Black Swan' and 'The King's Speech'.

The Oscar buzz surrounding and has intensified with news the pair will be awarded the top prizes at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. The actors have received rave reviews for their latest movie offerings, with Portman taking on the role of a ballet dancer in dark drama "", while Firth portrays British monarch King George VI in "".

They have both been tipped to take honors at the upcoming 2011 Academy Awards, and they have started their awards season run with wins at California's Palm Springs International Film Festival. Portman and Firth will both receive Desert Palm Achievement Awards when the movie event kicks off in January, joining previously announced honorees including , who will pick up the Breakthrough Star prize.

The festival will begin on January 8.

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