Allison Janney will receive the Spotlight Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival for her “tour-de-force performance” as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding’s mother in `I, Tonya, organizers announced Monday.

The Emmy Award-winning actress will be recognized at the festival’s Film Awards Gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. She joins previously announced award honorees Timothee Chalamet, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman and Sam Rockwell.

“Allison Janney delivers a knock-out performance as Tonya Harding’s mother LaVona Golden in `I, Tonya.’ The usually charming Janney takes a compellingly dark turn as Tonya’s abusive, alcoholic mother,” festival Chairman Harold Matzner said. “For this outstanding performance, which is sure to garner awards attention, it is an honor to present Allison Janney with the Spotlight Award.”

Past Spotlight Award winners include Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, Andrew Garfield, Helen Hunt, Rooney Mara, Julia Roberts and J.K. Simmons. Festival organizers say all of those recipients received Academy Award nominations in the year they were honored at the Palm Springs festival, with Simmons taking home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as an abrasive orchestra conductor in “Whiplash.”

The festival runs from Jan. 4 through Jan. 15.

–City News Service

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