Saoirse Ronan’s brilliant performance in Lady Bird, a movie that already got earlier notoriety this year, has added yet another honor by being named the recipient of the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress from the Palm Springs Film Festival. The award will be presented to Saoirse Ronan at the 29th annual PSIFF awards gala on January 2. The 29th annual festival goes from January 2-15.
Acting as a catholic high school teenager trying to leave her family and surroundings in Sacramento, Ronan has already been honored with Best Actress prizes from the Gotham Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle, in addition to also getting a Spirit Awards nomination for Lead Actress.
Furthermore, Saoirse Ronan also is coming off her hosting gig on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live and is highly considered a strong favor for her third Oscar nomination following previous nods for 2007’s Atonement and 2015’s Brooklyn.
Saoirse Ronan joins previously announced 2018 PSIFF honorees Timothee Chalamet, Gal Gadot, Holly Hunter, Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell, and The Shape Of Water.
“Saoirse Ronan delivers one of the most outstanding performances of this year as an outspoken high school student growing up in Sacramento in the critically acclaimed Lady Bird,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.
Previous recipients of the fest’s Actress honor include a handful who went on to win an Oscar including: Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway and Charlize Theron.