Halle Berry will collect the 19th Annual Palm Springs InternationalFilm Festival's (PSIFF) Desert Palm Achievement Award on January 5 2008.

Berry stars opposite Benicio Del Toro in Susanne Bier's debutEnglish-language drama Things We lost In The Fire and earned praisefrom festival chairman Earl Greenburg for her 'dramatic acting andpowerful emotion'.

Berry won the Oscar in 2002 for Monster's Ball and also starred in theX-Men franchise, Bulworth, Jungle Fever and the TV films Their EyesWere Watching God and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.

The festival announced earlier this week that Daniel Day-Lewis will also receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award.

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