George Clooney to be presented with Palm Springs International Film Festival honor

George Clooney to be presented with Chairmen's AwardBy Tucker Harrington

It was recently announced that actor George Clooney will be presented with the Chairman's Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January, according to The Associated Press.

The festival's chairman, Harold Matzner, said that the 50-year-old Clooney is "a consummate actor, director, producer and screenwriter [who has] demonstrated that no discipline within the film industry is beyond his reach," the news source reports.

Those who have been honored with this award before include Ben Affleck, Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman, the media outlet reports. Clooney will accept the award on January 7 at the Palm Springs Convention Center during the week-long festival.

According to CBS News, it is expected that Clooney will be up for additional awards come January, including a trophy at the Academy Awards for his acclaimed role in "The Descendants," which recently hit theaters.

Clooney is no stranger to recognition awards for his work, as he has an Oscar at home for Best Supporting Actor and also has two Golden Globes.