The 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Awards Gala — help Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and hosted by Mary Hart — will see rock band U2 receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.

The awards comes for their song “Ordinary Love” from the OST of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, this year’s biopic about the late Nelson Mandela. U2 had worked with Mandela on HIV/AIDS initiatives in Africa.

The award is usually presented to a director, so this will be the first time a musical group has received the honor.

This story by Karen Bernardello was originally published on Shockya. Read the full article here.

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