Jamie Foxx to Be Honoured With a ‘Spotlight Award’ at Palm Springs Film Festival Gala

THR is reporting that Jamie Foxx will be honoured with a ‘Spotlight Award’ for his exceptional performance in Just Mercy.

According to the outlet, the actor’s performance caught the attention of Palm Springs International Film Festival organisers, who have now selected the award at the fest’s upcoming Film Awards Gala.

Foxx will be presented with the honour Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, where he will take the same stage as fellow honorees Antonio Banderas, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Cynthia Erivo, Zack Gottsagen, Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron and Renée Zellweger.

“In Just Mercy, Jamie Foxx gives a moving and truly remarkable performance as Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death for a murder for which he was wrongly convicted,” said fest chairman Harold Matzner of Foxx’s work in the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed film. “This is an inspiring drama that brings an important story about how our justice system can fail to the big screen. It is a story that audiences should see.”

Congratulations to him!

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