'American Hustle' to receive Ensemble Performance Award

25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala is on January, 4th

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The film 'American Hustle' will receive the Ensemble Performance Award at the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Black Tie Awards Gala, officials announced Friday.

The award will honor the film's cast, which includes Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner.

Officials with the film festival said awards will also be given to previously announced honorees Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen and Julia Roberts.

The Black Tie Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 4th, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  It will be hosted by Mary Hart. It's presented by Cartier and sponsored by Mercedes Benz and Entertainment Tonight. The City of Palm Springs is the Title sponsor of the film festival.

The film festival runs from January 3rd to January 13th.

"David O. Russell has created a viscerally powerful film," said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "American Hustle grabs you from the start and is populated by a group of eminently believable characters as brought to life by this brilliant cast.  The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the entire cast of American Hustle with our 2014 Ensemble Performance Award."

Past recipients of the Ensemble Performance Award include last year's Academy Award® winner for Best Picture Argo as well as past Best Picture nominees Babel and The Social Network, according to officials.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, bringing 135,000 attendees annually for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.

For more information visit http://www.psfilmfest.org. You can also call (760) 322-2930.

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