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Jamie Foxx to be honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival


ABC/Randy HolmesOscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx will be adding to his trophy case in the new year.

The 52-year-old entertainer will receive the Spotlight Award, Actor at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 2, according to Entertainment Tonight. Jennifer Lopez, who starred in Hustlers, will receive the Spotlight Award, Actress.

Other honorees at the gala include Cynthia Erivo, who will be presented with the Breakthrough Performance Award for her starring role in Harriet.  

Foxx stars with Michael B. Jordan in the drama Just Mercy. The film follows the true story of Walter McMillian, portrayed by Foxx, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a white woman in Alabama. Jordan plays his lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, who fights to prove McMillian’s innocence. 

Jamie posted a promotional clip for the film on Instagram Thursday and commented, “Thank u to everyone who has seen it!! The response has been amazing and profound!!! JUST MERCY is the most important film I’ve ever been a part of!! Thank u @michaelbjordan for allowing me to help you tell this story…. please continue to support and tell your friends about this film.”  

Just Mercy opened in theaters on Christmas Day in Los Angeles and New York, and goes nationwide January 10.

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