Gal Gadot, Allison Janney and More to Be Honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival!

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The Palm Springs International Film Festival is right around the corner!

ET’s own Mary Hart is hosting the event, which takes place on Jan. 2, 2018. Gal Gadot will kick off the new year as the festival’s Rising Star Award recipient, following in the footsteps of past winners Jennifer Lawrence, Ruth Negga and Alicia Vikander, who all went on to earn Oscar nominations!

Additionally, Allison Janney will be getting the Spotlight Award, thanks to her critically acclaimed performance in I, Tonya.

“I'm very, very excited and thrilled,” Janney told ET of the honor.

The event, which is sponsored by American Express and Cadillac, will also count Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman and Mary J. Blige among its nominees.

Also being recognized is Saoirse Ronan for her stellar performance in the coming-of-age drama, Lady Bird.

“I feel like everything we did just sort of clicked into place,” Ronan told ET of filming the movie.

Two more stars to note are Holly Hunter, who will be receiving the Career Achievement Award and Willem Dafoe, who will be honored with the Icon Award.

All in all, it sounds like it will be a night to remember, and the perfect way to get the 2018 awards season off to a perfect start!