Directed by Liesl Tommy, “Respect” pays tribute to the long-lasting singer behind the movie’s namesake music. The biopic, which Hudson additionally exec produced, dropped in August.
“In ‘Respect,’ Jennifer Hudson brings to life Aretha Franklin’s rise from childhood gospel singer to worldwide star,” stated pageant chairman Harold Matzner. “Hudson transforms into the Queen of Soul singing her coronary heart out on this legendary efficiency. It’s our honor to acknowledge Jennifer Hudson’s phenomenal performing and singing abilities with the Chairman’s Award.”
Hudson took residence an Oscar in 2007 for her supporting position in “Dreamgirls.” That very same yr she was honored by Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Competition with the Breakthrough Efficiency award.
Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, and Regina King are among the many earlier recipients of the Chairman’s Award.
Different honorees on the 2022 occasion embody Jane Campion (Director of the 12 months Award), Jessica Chastain (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress), Penélope Cruz (Worldwide Star Award, Actress), and Kristen Stewart (Highlight Award, Actress).
The Palm Springs Worldwide Movie Competition will happen January 6-17.