En route to a seemingly inevitable Best Actress Oscar nod for Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike will pick up the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 26th annual Breakthrough Performance Award.
“Rosamund Pike perfectly taps into Gillian Flynn’s complex character from the novel Gone Girl, bringing to life the privileged, manipulative and calculating Amy Dunne,” remarked PSIFF chairman Harold Matzner. “It’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role.”
Pike will be honored on January 3. The festival will run January 2-12.
Previous recipients for the Breakthrough Performance Award are Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong’o, Carey Mulligan, Felicity Huffman, and Jennifer Hudson.