by Coachella Valley | January 5, 2015 2:21 pm
Kicking off Awards Season, the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Awards Gala, presented by Cartier, was held Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Palm Springs Convention Center hosted by Mary Hart. Honorees were presented with an original Chihuly Glass Sculpture designed by Dale Chihuly or the John Kennedy “The Entertainer” statue. The event is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and Entertainment Tonight.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala honors individuals in the entertainment industry with several prestigious awards for acting and directing. The following awards were presented at this year’s Awards Gala:
Additional guests who attended the event: Dale and Leslie Chihuly, Ava DuVernay, Carla Gugino, Felicity Jones, Phillip Keene, Udo Kier, Matthew Lillard, Greg Louganis, Bérénice Marlohe, James Marsh, Patrick Stewart, Jerry Weintraub, Rick Yorn and Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, along with festival representatives Harold Matzner (Festival Chairman), Darryl Macdonald (Festival Director) and Helen du Toit (Artistic Director).
Honorees and presenters were presented with gifts from event sponsor Cartier. Celebrity guests arrived in the all new Mercedes 2015 S550 sedans and GL450 SUVs to the Festival red carpet.
Following the ceremony an after party was held at the Parker Palm Springs where Matthew Beard, Carrie Coon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Dern, Kim Dickens, Robert Duvall, Alex Lawther, Allen Leech, Richard Linklater, Shirley MacLaine, David Oyelowo, Eddie Redmayne, Jason Reitman, J.K. Simmons, Morten Tyldum, Reese Witherspoon, and many others were in attendance.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival takes place January 2-12, 2015.
For additional information on the Festival visit www.psfilmfest.org.
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