30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

Tonight, the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festivalhosted another glamorous all-star Film Awards Gala. This year’s most buzzworthy films and stars traveled to the desert to kick off award season in style. The presenting sponsor of the Film Awards Gala was American Express and major sponsors were AT&T and Entertainment TonightMary Hart once again served as the evenings host, her 16th year in that position.

Honorees were presented with either the John Kennedy “The Entertainer” statue or a Chihuly Glass Sculpture. 

The night kicked off with Timothée Chalamet receiving the Spotlight Award, Actor for Beautiful Boy, presented by his Little Women co-star, Laura Dern. Rami Malek received the Breakthrough Performance Award for Bohemian Rhapsody, presented by his Mr. Robot co-star, Christian Slater.  Regina Kingreceived the Chairman’s Award for If Beale Street Could Talk, presented by the film’s director Barry JenkinsEmily Blunt, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson accepted the Ensemble Performance Award on behalf of the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, presented by the film’s director Rob MarshallAlfonso Cuarónreceived the Sonny Bono Visionary Award for Roma, presented byGary Oldman, who he directed in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanMelissa McCarthy received the Spotlight Award presented by her Can You Ever Forgive Me? co-star  Richard E. Grant. Bradley Cooper received Director of the Year, presented by his A Star Is Born co-star, Sam ElliottOlivia Colman received the Palm Desert Achievement Award, Actress, presented by her The Favourite co-star Emma StoneSpike Lee received the Career Achievement Award, presented by the stars of BlacKkKlansmanJohn David Washington and Adam Driver. The cast and crew ofGreen Book received the Vanguard Award, with Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini, director Peter Farrelly, Brian Currie, Kwame Parker, and Nick Vallelonga accepting, presented by Jim Carrey. Closing out the night, Glenn Close received the Icon Award, presented by her co-star from The PaperMichael Keaton.

Additional guests included: Ben Falcone (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Eileen Davidson (Walk To Vegas), Ginger Gonzaga (Green Book), James Van Patten (Walk To Vegas), Jennifer Tilly (Walk To Vegas), Joe Mazzello (Bohemian Rhapsody), Lucy Boynton(Bohemian Rhapsody), Marina de Tavira (Roma), Mike Hatton(Green Book), Paul Sloan (Green Book), Phillip Keene, Ron Stallworth (BlacKkKlansman), Sandi Tan (Roma), Suzanne Somers,Vince Van Patten (Walk To Vegas), Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), and festival representatives Harold Matzner (Festival Chairman) and Michael Lerman (Artistic Director).

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WHO: The following awards were presented at this year’s Film Awards Gala:

  • Breakthrough Performance Award: Rami Malek
  • Career Achievement Award: Spike Lee
  • Chairman’s Award: Regina King
  • Director of the Year: Bradley Cooper
  • Ensemble Performance Award: Mary Poppins ReturnsEmily Blunt, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson (in attendance)
  • Icon Award: Glenn Close
  • Palm Desert Achievement Award, Actress: Olivia Colman
  • Sonny Bono Visionary Award: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Spotlight Award, Actor: Timothée Chalamet
  • Spotlight Award: Melissa McCarthy
  • Vanguard Award: Green BookMahershala Ali, Viggo MortensenLinda Cardellini, director Peter FarrellyBrian Currie, Kwame Parker, Nick Vallelonga (in attendance)

Presenters included Jim Carrey, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Sam Elliott, Richard E. Grant, Barry Jenkins, Michael Keaton, Rob Marshall, Gary Oldman, Christian Slater, Emma Stone, John David Washington.

Other celebrity guests included: Ben Falcone (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Eileen Davidson (Walk To Vegas), Ginger Gonzaga (Green Book), James Van Patten (Walk To Vegas), Jennifer Tilly (Walk To Vegas), Joe Mazzello(Bohemian Rhapsody), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Marina de Tavira (Roma), Mike Hatton (Green Book), Paul Sloan (Green Book), Phillip Keene, Ron Stallworth (BlacKkKlansman), Sandi Tan (Roma), Suzanne SomersVince Van Patten (Walk To Vegas), Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), and festival representatives Harold Matzner (Festival Chairman) and Michael Lerman (Artistic Director).

WHAT: The 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), held its Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Tuesday, January 3, 2019 hosted by Mary Hart.  Honorees were presented with either the John Kennedy “The Entertainer” statue or a Chihuly Glass Sculpture. The presenting sponsor of the Film Awards Gala was American Express and major sponsors were AT&T and Entertainment Tonight.

WHEN:           Tuesday, January 3, 2019

WHERE: Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA 92262

AWARDS SHOW HONOREES/PRESENTERS IN SHOW ORDER

Honoree Award Presenter Past Honorees
Timothée Chalamet

Beautiful Boy

Spotlight Award, Actor Bryan Cranston, J.K. Simmons, Sam Rockwell
Rami Malek

Bohemian Rhapsody

Breakthrough Performance Award Christian Slater Brie Larson, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Renner, Lupita Nyong’o, Marion Cotillard, Mahershala Ali, Mary J. Blige, Rosamund Pike
Regina King

If Beale Street Could Talk

Chairman’s Award Barry Jenkins Amy Adams, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks
Emily Blunt, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson

Mary Poppins Returns

Ensemble Performance Award Rob Marshall American Hustle, The Big Short, Hidden Figures, The Imitation Game and The Social Network.
Alfonso Cuarón

Roma

Sonny Bono Visionary Award Gary Oldman Richard Linklater, Danny Boyle, Tom Hooper, Tom McCarthy, Quentin Tarantino, Gus Van Sant, U2
Melissa McCarthy

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Spotlight Award, Actress Richard E. Grant Allison Janney, Amy Adams, Helen Hunt, Jessica Chastain, Julia Roberts, Rooney Mara
Bradley Cooper

A Star Is Born

Director of the Year Sam Elliott Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Steve McQueen, Alexander Payne, Jason Reitman, David O. Russell, Robert Zemeckis
Olivia Colman

The Favourite

Desert Palm Achievement Award,  Actress Emma Stone Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan
Spike Lee

BlacKkKlansman

Career Achievement Award Adam Driver and John David Washington Annette Bening, Clint Eastwood, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Sally Field, Samuel L. Jackson
Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, and director Peter Farrelly (in attendance)

Green Book

Vanguard Award Jim Carrey JunoLa La LandLittle Miss SunshineThe Shape of Water, Young Adult
Glenn Close

The Wife

Icon Award Michael Keaton Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Willem Dafoe

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