Award season kicks off with Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 28th Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, one of the most entertaining nights of award season took place on January 2nd.  Besides

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The 28th Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, one of the most entertaining nights of award season took place on January 2nd.  Besides the business of a film festival, stars were honored for their performances in 2016 films favored for serious Academy Awards contention. Some of the honorees are:
Career Achievement Award                                 Annette Bening
Vanguard Award                                                    ‘La La Land’
Rising star Award                                                   Ruth Negga
Breakthrough Performance award                     Mahershala Ali
International Star Award                                      Nicole Kidman
Desert Palm Achievement Award (Actress)      Natalie Portman
Desert Palm Achievement Award (Actor)         Cassey Affleck
Spotlight Award                                                      Andrew Garfield
Icon Award                                                               Tom Hanks
Chairman’s Award                                                  Amy Adams
Ensemble Performance Award                           ‘Hidden Figures’


Cast of Hidden Figures


Amy Adams


Andrew Garfield


Annette Bening


Cassey Affleck


Jane Lynch


Janelle Monae


Jim Parsons


Kirsten Dunst


Laura Linnely


Lawrence Hodge


Maharshalla Alli


Natalie Portman


Nicole Kidman


Octavia Spencer


Pharell Williams


Ruth Neega


Ryan Gosling

Tilda Del Toro

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