19 November 2012 3:31 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Naomi Watts, who gave a wonderful performance in the upcoming "The Impossible," is set to receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Acting at the 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

The Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and the Festival will run from January 3 to 14. I live in Palm Springs, and I live for this event :happy

Here's the full press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 19, 2012) . The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Naomi Watts with the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award at its Awards Gala. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 3-14, 2013.

.We're delighted to pay tribute to Naomi Watts, one of the most gifted and versatile performers to grace the screen,. said Palm Springs International Film Festival chairman Harold Matzner. »

- Manny

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