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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020

The bright red carpet, shimmering gowns, sharp tuxedos, dazzling diamonds, the thrilling pop of flashbulbs, and of course the world's biggest stars... The Palm Springs International Film Festival's signature showpiece event - and by far our biggest fundraiser - is the annual Film Awards. 

This dazzling celebration of Hollywood's Academy Award Contenders kicks off Awards season each year as the Palm Springs International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet and welcomes the hottest industry players, A-list celebrities, and Palm Springs community leaders to an elegant dinner and awards ceremony.   Year after year, the most buzzed-about names on the awards trail come to experience the unrivaled Palm Springs hospitality that creates an intimate event far removed from the frenzy of other awards shows. Here, Hollywood heavyweights settle in to share war stories, old friendships are rekindled, and new professional relationships are born over gourmet food and cocktails. It's a true testament to the Gala's charm that so many A-listers return year after year!

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Seats and Tables on sale for American Express card holders August 1-7, 9am; and all forms of payment beginning August 8, 2019 at 9am. This event sells out quickly. Seat and table placement is based on level and date of purchase.  View table and seat levels

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Event Features

The Film Awards is held at the Palm Springs Convention Center

Cocktails 5pm-6pm
Dinner and Awards Show 6pm
Black Tie attire Required
Valet and self-parking are available

Event Details

Date: Jan 02 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Purchase tables or seats

2019 Award Recipients

glenn_closeIcon Award
Glenn Close
The Wife
Sony Pictures Classics


Breakthrough Performance AwardRami Malek Breakthrough Performance Award
Rami Malek
Bohemian Rhapsody
Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises


Melissa McCarthy Head shotSpotlight Award, Actress
Melissa McCarthy
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Fox Searchlight Pictures


Vanguard Awardgreen_book
Green Book
Participant Media, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures


alfonso_cuaronSonny Bono Visionary Award
Alfonso Cuarón
ROMA
Netflix and Participant Media Present, A Netflix Original Film, Produced by Esperanto-Filmoj


Director of the Year Awardbradley_cooper
Bradley Cooper
A Star is Born
Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures


regina_kingChairman’s Award
Regina King
If Beale Street Could Talk
Annapurna Pictures, PASTEL and Plan B Entertainment


Career Achievement Awardspike_lee
Spike Lee
BlacKkKlansman
Focus Features


olivia_colmanDesert Palm Achievement Award
Olivia Colman
The Favourite
Fox Searchlight Pictures


Spotlight Award, Actortimothee_chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
Beautiful Boy
Amazon Studios, produced by Plan B Entertainment in association with Big IndiePictures


Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins, Joel Dawson is Georgie, Pixie Davies is Annabel and Nathanael Saleh is John in Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNSEnsemble Performance Award
Mary Poppins Returns
Walt Disney Pictures


Awards Provided By

Awards are provided by Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Studios and John Kennedy Studio.

Chihuly is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world, including in historic cities, museums and gardens. His artwork is included in more than 200 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. To learn more about Chihuly and his artwork, please visit: www.chihuly.com facebook.com/chihuly @chihulystudio.

The sculptor John Kennedy (1931-2004) is widely known for his graceful bronze figures, which adorn parks, campuses, and public buildings around the world. Two of his most famous sculptures are Spirit of Audrey, dedicated to Audrey Hepburn and located at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York City, and The Entertainer, the official statuette of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. www.johnkennedystudio.com 

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