By Jeff Labrecque
Updated December 20, 2010 at 05:48 PM EST

Director David Fincher will present his cast from The Social Network with the Ensemble Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival in January. Festival chairman Harold Matzner said, “Every so often, a movie comes along with performances that set the standard for a generation of actors. The Social Network combines a theme that defines our time with performances that redefine acting for the screen. The Social Network is important not because it is about this current moment in history, but because the human motivations of the characters make it a parable for this or any age.”

The Awards Gala will take place on Jan. 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart. The cast of The Social Network will join previously announced honorees Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Robert Duvall (Get Low), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), David O. Russell (The Fighter), and Diane Warren (Burlesque). The Festival runs Jan. 6-17.

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