Anna accepted her honorary award for her role in Up in the Air during the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival gala on Tuesday evening in Palm Springs.
Festival chairman Harold Matzner has previously said about Anna, “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. She has gone from strength to strength with each succeeding screen roll. Given her striking, multifaceted performance in Up in the Air, we are delighted to present her with the Festival’s Rising Star Award.”
In other Anna news, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Anna has joined the cast of an untitled cancer dramatic comedy costarring James McAvoy and Seth Rogan.
James stars as a 25-year-old who learns he has cancer, a character based on the real experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser who was diagnosed with cancer in his mid-20s and successfully battled the disease over several years. Anna will play the role of Katherine, a young psychologist assigned to handle Adam’s case despite her lack of real life experience.
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