The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Mariah Carey with the Breakthrough Performance Award for her performance in Lee Daniels' Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire.
The Awards gala will take place today, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by Entertainment Tonight's
Mary Hart. The Festival runs January 5-18, 2010.
Festival chairman Harold Matzner commented, "We're delighted to be able to present the Breakthrough Performance Award to the extraordinary, very beautiful and versatile Mariah Carey
, who, in a critically acclaimed role, completely transformed herself from a glamorous music icon to a forthright social worker for the role of Ms. Weiss in Precious
Mariah will join previously announced honorees Morgan Freeman, Quentin Tarantino, Helen Mirren & Jeff Bridges at the event.Palm Springs International Film Society</ahref="http:>