Mary J. Blige, Gal Gadot and Jessica Chastain Honored At The Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala 2018

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!

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See the full list of award recipients below.

Mary J. Blige | Breakthrough Performance Award

Mary J. Blige


Timothee Chalamet

Timothée Chalamet  | Rising Star Award, Actor

Call Me By Your Name
Sony Pictures Classics

Jessica Chastain Chairmans Award

Jessica Chastain | Chairman’s Award

Molly’s Game
STXfilms | The  Mark Gordon Company

Willem Dafoe Icon Award

Willem Dafoe | Icon Award

The Florida Project

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot | Rising Star Award, Actress

Wonder Woman
Warner Bros. Pictures

Holly Hunter Career Achievement

Holly Hunter | Career Achievement Award

The Big Sick

Allison Janney Spotlight Award

Allison Janney | Spotlight Award, Actress

I, Tonya

Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman | Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor

Darkest Hour
Focus Features


Sam Rockwell | Spotlight Award, Actor

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Fox Searchlight

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan | Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water Vanguard Award

The Shape of Water | Vanguard Award

Fox Searchlight

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