Julia Roberts added to honors roll at Palm Springs festival

JULIA ROBERTS has joined the list of honourees at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival in California, where she'll be feted with the Spotlight Award for her work opposite MERYL STREEP in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.

The Oscar winner joins Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock and Bruce Dern among the other big names who will be saluted at the event on 4 January (14).

Past recipients of the award include Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams and Helen Hunt.

Festival bosses have previously announced they will honor Steve McQueen with a Director of the Year Award, while McConaughey will receive the Desert Palm Award, Actor, and Gravity's Sandra Bullock will pick up the Desert Palm Award, Actress. Veteran Dern will be the 2014 recipient of the festival's Career Achievement Award.

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