Jan 05 2010

Mariah to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Award

< > 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.

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