Jessica Chastain and Howard Shore added to the list of festival’s honorees

By Tucker Harrington

The 23rd Palm Strings International Film Festival continues to announce the honorees of their annual awards. The newest people to be recognized are actress Jessica Chastain and composer Howard Shore, according to Reuters.

Chastain has been in a series of films this past year, and all have received rave reviews from various critics. The seven films she has been in that released in 2011 include “The Help,” “Take Shelter,” “The Debt,” “The Tree of Life” and “Coriolanus.” Many critics agree that it wasn’t a question of whether or not Chastain will be honored this award season, but rather which film she would be recognized for.

Shore has also had an impressive year, by writing the music for David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo.”

Additional actors and industry luminaries who will be honored at this event include Glenn Close, Michelle Williams, George Clooney and screenwriter Diablo Cody. There are 14 honorees in total who will be recognized during the 11-day long festival, which starts on January 5.