On the Scene at the 2017 Palm Springs Film Festival Gala

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Actresses Laura Dern and Natalie Portman attend the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala
Actresses Laura Dern and Natalie Portman attend the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Film Awards Gala kicked off awards season with a star-studded bang last night.

Amy Adams and Tom Hanks attend the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala
Amy Adams and Tom Hanks attend the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival

The awards ceremony honored entertainment industry individuals with several prestigious awards for acting and directing. Honorees were presented with an original Chihuly glass sculpture designed by Dale Chihuly, or a John Kennedy “The Entertainer” statue.

Mahershala Ali, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Aldis Hodge, Octavia Spencer, Glen Powell, Janelle Monae and Jim Parsons pose with the Ensemble Performance Award during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala
Mahershala Ali, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Aldis Hodge, Octavia Spencer, Glen Powell, Janelle Monae and Jim Parsons pose with the Ensemble Performance Award during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival

Those who received honors at the Mercedes-Benz and Chopard-presented event included:

  • Ruth Negga received the Rising Star Award for Loving presented by her co-star Joel Edgerton and director Jeff Nichols
  • Mahershala Ali received the Breakthrough Performance Award for Moonlight presented by co-star Janelle Monáe
  • Nicole Kidman received the International Star Award for Lion presented by her co-star Dev Patel
  • Andrew Garfield received the Spotlight Award for Hacksaw Ridge presented by Laura Dern
  • Hidden Figures (Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell, Janelle Monáe, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer) received the Ensemble Performance Award presented by the film’s producer Pharrell Williams
  • Natalie Portman received the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress for Jackie presented by Tom Hanks
  • Casey Affleck received the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor for Manchester by the Sea presented by Sir Ben Kingsley
  • Amy Adams received the Chairman’s Award for Arrival presented by Andrew Garfield
  • Annette Bening received the Career Achievement Award for 20th Century Women presented by the film’s director Mike Mills
  • La La Land (Damien Chazelle, Justin Hurwitz, Ryan Gosling) received the Vanguard Award presented by Jane Lynch
  • Tom Hanks received the Icon Award for Sully presented by his co-star Laura Linney

 

Casey Affleck poses with the Desert Palm Achievement Award and actor Ben Kingsley during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala
Casey Affleck poses with the Desert Palm Achievement Award and actor Ben Kingsley during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival

Additional guests who attended the event: actress Denise DuBarry (Do It or Die), actor Phillip Keene (Major Crimes), director Ritesh Batra (The Sense of An Ending), actress Suzanne Somers, actor Udo Kier (Old Money), Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon, along with festival representatives Harold Matzner (Festival Chairman) and Michael Lerman (Artistic Director) and recording artist and producer Pharrell Williams. 

Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman attend the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala
“Lion” co-stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman attend the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival

Following the ceremony, an after party was held at the Parker Palm Springs.

Ryan Gosling attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala
Ryan Gosling attends the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival takes place January 5-15, 2017.

A view inside the ballroom during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center
A view inside the ballroom during the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival

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