Charlize Theron to be presented with impact award

By Tucker Harrington

It was recently announced that actress Charlize Theron will be honored at the Variety Impact Awards for her support of independent film, according to The Press Association.

This award is given to actors who can easily move from roles in independent films to big studio projects, the news source reports. Theron will be presented with the trophy at the Palm Springs film festival on January 8.

The 36-year-old South African actress has always been a supporter of independent films, as she has continually balanced both those and big blockbuster hits throughout her career.

Previous recipients of these awards include Philip Seymour Hoffman and Mark Wahlberg, the media outlet reports.

This has been quite the past couple of weeks for Theron, who was also just nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, for her role in her latest film “Young Adult,” which she also produced. Previously, she has also won an Oscar for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster” in 2003.