'Wild' star Reese Witherspoon is Palm Springs Film Festival’s latest honoree

December 4, 2014 9:31 PM

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"Wild," which Reese Witherspoon shepherded from bestselling memoir to 2015 Oscars contender as both producer and actress, arrived in theaters this week. Witherspoon’s chances at a Best Actress nomination are strong. A win is a different story — if "Wild" performs like gangbusters over the next month, anything could happen. Helping the process are awards-friendly bumps like the Palm Springs Film Festival. PSIFF announced today that Witherspoon would receive its Chairman’s Award at the annual gala.

“Reese Witherspoon delivers one of her finest performances in 'Wild,'” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. “Witherspoon brilliantly brings to life the true story of Cheryl Strayed, adding yet another iconic performance to her impressive 20-year span of characters including June Ca...

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