Haute Event: Cartier Presents the Star-Studded Palm Spring Int’l Film Festival Awards Gala


Hollywood’s hautest stars descended upon Palm Springs over the weekend to attend the 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Cartier, along with Mercedes-Benz, threw a gala to fete the honorees on Saturday night at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Those who received an original Chihuly Glass Sculpture designed by Dale Chihuly or the John Kennedy “The Entertainer” statue included Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Bradley Cooper, Helen Hunt, Hellen Mirren, Mychael Danna, Naomi Watts, Richard Gere, Robert Zemeckis, Sally Field and Tom Hooper.

Additional guests included Senator Barbara Boxer, Dale and Leslie Chihuly, Taylor Hackford, Mary Bono Mack, Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, Eddie Redmayne, Diane Lane and Bill Pullman.

Mary Hart hosted the July 5th event, which was followed by an afterparty at the Parker Palm Springs.

Cartier presented Tank Solo watches to all honorees, Cufflinks for male presenters and Love necklaces for female presenters.

See a full list of the winners below:

  • Argo (Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston) received the Ensemble Performance Award presented by Tony Mendez.
  • Bradley Cooper received the Desert Palm Achievement Award Actor for Silver Linings Playbook presented by the film’s director David O. Russell.
  • Helen Hunt received the Spotlight Award for The Sessions presented by her co-star John Hawkes.
  • Helen Mirren received theInternational Star AwardforHitchcockpresented by Tom Hooper, who directed her in Elizabeth I.
  • Mychael Danna received the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing for Life of Pi presented Ang Lee.
  • Naomi Watts received the Desert Palm Achievement Award Actress for The Impossible presented by her co-star in the film Tom Holland.
  • Richard Gere received theChairman’s Award forArbitrage presented by his The Cotton Club, Nights in Rodanthe and Unfaithful co-star Diane Lane.
  • Robert Zemeckis received the Director of the Year Award for Flight presented by Tom Hanks who he directed in Castaway, Forrest Gump, and Polar Express.
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)received theCareer Achievement Award presented by her The Amazing Spider-Man co-star Martin Sheen.
  • Tom Hooper received the Sonny Bono Visionary Award for Les Misérables presented by the film’s co-star Eddie Redmayne.

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