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!
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
The Film Awards is held at the Palm Springs Convention Center
Dinner and Awards Show 6pm
Black Tie attire Required
Valet and self-parking are available
|Date: Jan 02 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||Purchase tables or seats|
2019 Award Recipients
Sony Pictures Classics
Breakthrough Performance Award
Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises
Spotlight Award, Actress
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Participant Media, DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures
Sonny Bono Visionary Award
Netflix and Participant Media Present, A Netflix Original Film, Produced by Esperanto-Filmoj
Director of the Year Award
A Star is Born
Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures
If Beale Street Could Talk
Annapurna Pictures, PASTEL and Plan B Entertainment
Career Achievement Award
Desert Palm Achievement Award
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Spotlight Award, Actor
Amazon Studios, produced by Plan B Entertainment in association with Big IndiePictures
Ensemble 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