Palm Springs International Film Society uses the power and glamour of old Hollywood to raise money and awareness for new talent in cinema and theatre. Their main reason for hosting the event is to expand film opportunities to a wider audience and to tell the stories of all people. The organization has been going strong since its inception in 1990.
We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience.
Many of this year’s recipients are Oscar nominee buzz worthy! Actress Gal Gadot was the biggest star on the red carpet but Grammy-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige was the star of the night. The songstress won an award for her breakthrough performance on Mudbound!
See the full list of award recipients below.
Mary J. Blige | Breakthrough Performance Award
Timothée Chalamet | Rising Star Award, Actor
Call Me By Your Name
Sony Pictures Classics
Jessica Chastain | Chairman’s Award
STXfilms | The Mark Gordon Company
Willem Dafoe | Icon Award
The Florida Project
Gal Gadot | Rising Star Award, Actress
Warner Bros. Pictures
Holly Hunter | Career Achievement Award
The Big Sick
Allison Janney | Spotlight Award, Actress
Gary Oldman | Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor
Sam Rockwell | Spotlight Award, Actor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Saoirse Ronan | Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress
The Shape of Water | Vanguard Award