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Dallas Film Society to honor Oscar nominee Toni Collette at latest Art of Film

Dallas Film Society to honor Toni Collette at latest Art of Film

Toni Collette in Tammy
Toni Collette, seen here in this summer's Tammy, will be the latest honoree at Dallas Film Society's Art of Film on Friday, November 21. Photo by Michael Tackett

The Dallas Film Society's annual Art of Film fundraiser gives Dallasites a chance to rub elbows with Hollywood royalty, and this year they'll honor Emmy and Golden Globe winner Toni Collette with their Dallas Star Award on Friday, November 21.

The Australian actress will be interviewed by former Fort Worth Star-Telegram and New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell at the fifth annual event, which will take place for the first time at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Collette has had a diverse career since breaking through in 1994's Muriel's Wedding. She earned an Oscar nomination as the mother of Haley Joel Osment in 1999's The Sixth Sense, and won an Emmy and a Golden Globe as the title character of Showtime's The United States of Tara.

Collette's other notable films include About a Boy, The Hours, Little Miss Sunshine and The Way, Way Back. She is the first female honoree of the Art of Film, which has previously featured Robert Duvall, Lee Daniels, John Lithgow and Val Kilmer.

Tickets for the Art of Film, which start at $500, are on sale now through the Dallas Film Society website. Proceeds from the event benefit the Dallas Film Society's year-round programming, including the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival.