Saoirse Ronan to Be Honored at 2016 Palm Spring Festival

The 'Lovely Bones' actress is to receive the International Star Award for embodying the 'grace and depth of a classic Hollywood screen star.'

AceShowbiz - %cSaoirse Ronan% is set to be honored at the upcoming 27th annual Palm Spring International Film Festival. The 21-year-old actress will receive the International Star Award at the Awards Gala held on January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

"From her unforgettable roles in 'Atonement', 'The Lovely Bones', 'Hanna' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', we have seen Saoirse grow from a young girl to the accomplished actress she is today," said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "In John Crowley's new film 'Brooklyn', Ronan gives a mesmerizing performance as a young woman from Ireland who is offered the chance of a new life in New York."

The statement continued, "Ronan embodies the grace and depth of a classic Hollywood screen star. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present the 2016 International Star Award to her."

The International Star Award is given to an actor or actress who has achieved both critical and commercial recognition across the globe throughout their body of work. Previous recipients include "Biutiful" star %cJavier Bardem% and "Hitchcock" star %cHelen Mirren%.

The Festival runs January 1 to 11.

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