Helen Mirren will receive the 21stPalm Springs International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award on January 5.

Mirren won the Oscar for The Queen in 2007 and picked up an Indie Spirit lead actress nomination earlier today [December 1] for her role as Sofya Tolstoy opposite Christopher Plummer in The Last Station.

“Mirren is one of the most outstanding actresses of her generation and she delivers another fine performance in The Last Station,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said.

Mirren’s credits include The Long Good Friday, The Madness Of King George, Gosford Park, Excalibur, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover and upcoming projects such as Brighton Rock, Love Ranch, The Debtand The Tempest.

The festival is scheduled to run from January 5-18, 2010.