Friday 15 December 2017

Ruth Negga wins 'Rising Star' award at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Actors Joel Edgerton (L) and Ruth Negga attend the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Actors Joel Edgerton (L) and Ruth Negga attend the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Actress Ruth Negga accepts the 'Rising Star Award' onstage at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)

Sasha Brady

Irish actress Ruth Negga accepted the Rising Star award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California on Monday night.

Ruth was honoured at the film festival's award gala for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in film Loving, which follows the trust story of a couple in Virginia who effectively changed the laws against interracial marriage with a landmark Supreme Court decision in 1967.

Actress Ruth Negga accepts the 'Rising Star Award' onstage at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Actress Ruth Negga accepts the 'Rising Star Award' onstage at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)

Her performance has already bagged the Limerick actress a Golden Globe nomination and it's expected that she will be considered in the Oscar nominations when they are announced at the end of the month.

“Ruth Negga’s performance as Mildred Loving is one of the year’s most luminous and striking portrayals,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “This timeless love story about an interracial couple reminds us of the unstoppable power of love in the face of hate and prejudice – a story that could not be more resonant and powerful today. This will certainly be just one of many breathtaking performances in a long career.”

Actress Ruth Negga attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Actress Ruth Negga attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Past recipients of the Rising Star Award include Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, and Terrence Howard.

It was revealed in November that Ruth was chosen for the Rising Star award at the 28th Palm Springs International Film Festival .

Dressed in a Valentino gown, she was accompanied by her Loving co-star Joel Edgerton. Other attendees at the ceremony included Ben Kingsley, Tom Hanks, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Casey Affleck, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams and Ryan Gosling.

Actor Andrew Garfield poses with the Spotlight Award and actress Laura Dern during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Actor Andrew Garfield poses with the Spotlight Award and actress Laura Dern during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Actor Tom Hanks attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images )
Actor Tom Hanks attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images )
Actor Casey Affleck attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Actor Casey Affleck attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Actress Ruth Negga poses with the Rising Star Award during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Actress Ruth Negga poses with the Rising Star Award during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)

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