Variety Presents Javier Bardem with the Creative Impact in Acting Award


LOS ANGELES, CA – (December 15, 2021) -- Variety will honor Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Friday, January 7th as part of their annual “10 Directors to Watch” and Creative Impact Awards brunch at the Parker Palm Springs.

Javier will be celebrated for his recent film, “Being the Ricardos,” released by Amazon Studios as well his entire body of work which includes “No Country For Old Men,” “Dune,” “Skyfall,” “Biutiful,” and “The Good Boss.”

It's been 30 years since Javier Bardem emerged as a major international star in Bigas Luna's "Jamon Jamon," said Variety’s Executive Vice President of Content, Steven Gaydos. “In that time, he's garnered acting honors around the world, including the European Film Award, the Cannes Festival best actor award, and three Oscar nominations, including a win for his powerful role in the Coen Brothers' best picture winner, "No Country for Old Men." Along the way, Bardem has worked with the world's great filmmakers and excelled in both big blockbusters such as "Skyfall" and small auteur masterpieces such as Ridley Scott's "The Counselor.” Barem's latest tour de force performance is as the legendary Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin's critically acclaimed inside showbiz tale, "Being the Ricardos."

Past recipients of the Creative Impact in Acting Award include Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Glenn Close, Robert de Niro, Jonah Hill, Daniel Kaluuya, Viggo Mortensen, Will Smith. Asghar Farhadi will receive the Creative Impact in Director Award and this year’s 10 Directors to Watch are Aitch Alberto (“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”), Mariama Diallo (“Master”), Audrey Diwan (“Happening”), Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Daughter”), Tatiana Huezo (“Prayers for the Stolen”), Nikyatu Jusu (“Nanny”), Megan Park (“The Fallout”), Cooper Raiff (“Cha Cha Real Smooth”), Goran Stolevski (“You Won’t Be Alone”) and Krystin Ver Linden (“Alice”).

The Palm Springs International Film Festival ( will be held January 6-17, 2021. 

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About the Palm Springs International Film Society

The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. The Film Society produces the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) and Film Awards every January and Palm Springs ShortFest in June. In addition to curating the best in international cinema, PSIFF’s Film Awards has come to be known as the first stop on the campaign trail for the Academy Awards® and our Oscar®-qualifying ShortFest is the largest short film festival and market in North America. Our festivals, year-round member screenings and educational programs manifest our organization’s mission by nurturing and encouraging new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema, and expanding audience horizons.

About Parker Palm Springs

Situated on 13 lush acres, the Parker Palm Springs is an estate where luxury is fun. Designed by Jonathan Adler, the property boasts 131 rooms, 12 villas, and the 2-bedroom Gene Autry Residence.  There are 4 restaurants - Norma’s (of NY fame), Mister Parker’s, a dark and seductive French bistro, Counter-Reformation, a hidden wine bar, and the Lemonade Stand, perfect for an afternoon bite or cocktail. The Palm Springs Yacht Club spa at over 18,000 sq. feet is well-known and a place to indulge in a treatment, take a yoga class, or even lounge at the Deck. Additionally, the hotel has 4 red clay tennis courts, grounds consisting of games such as croquet and petanque as well as outdoor fire pits and fountains.  The perfect desert escape!  4200 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264. (760) 770-5000,

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