"Up in the Air's" Anna Kendrick to be Honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 

Anna Kendrick ("Twilight," "New Moon") will be honored for her performance in the upcoming "Up in the Air" by my hometown film festival, the fabulous Palm Springs International Film Festival!

Kendrick will receive the Rising Star Award at the Awards Gala, presented by Cartier, on Jan. 5th, 2010. The event, to be hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart, will kick-off the 2010 Awards Season and will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Festival chairman Harold Matzner said, "Anna Kendrick is an extremely gifted young actress. At age 12, she received a Tony Award nomination for best featured actress in a musical for her role as Dinah in 'High Society.' Now in her mid 20s, she has gone from strength to strength with each succeeding screen roll."

"Up in the Air" from "Juno" director, Jason Reitman, also stars George Clooney. The film, making a loud Oscar buzz, will be released by Paramount on Dec. 4.

Kendrick previously starred in "Camp" and "Rocket Science" but perhaps, best known for her role as Jessica Stanley in the "Twilight" series.

The 21st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will run from Jan. 5-18. Visit the festival's official site right here.

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