Brad Pitt George Clooney Attend Palm Springs International Film Festival
It is official – awards season in Hollywood has begun.
The brainchild of former mayor Sonny Bono, The Palm Springs International Film Festival began
in 1989 and has since become one of the largest film festivals in North
Nearly 130,000 attendees flock annually for the world-class
lineup of new international features and documentaries. The festival has
become a focal point for Oscar buzz, especially for potential foreign
And its January 7th Black Tie Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center this weekend was
the star-studded highlight of the 11-day festival. Past honorees in
attendance for this glamorous night have included Ben Affleck, Javier
Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard,
Sean Penn, Natalie Portman, and Kate Winslet.
But this year’s Black Tie Awards Gala surpassed them all, with names like Pitt, Clooney, Theron, and Close
all in attendance. And other glamorous names like Cartier and Mercedes-
Benz act as the evening’s official sponsors.
Brad Pitt was on hand to receive the Desert Palm Achievement Actor Award for his lead role in Moneyball and his supporting role in The Tree of Life. – The movie HAS NOT gotten good reviews.
George Clooney, who appeared with Pitt in Ocean’s Eleven (including scenes shot in Palm Springs) was also in attendance to receive the Chairman’s Award for the films The Descendants and The Ides of March.
Glenn Close picked up the festival’s Career Achievement Award. Her new film Albert Nobbs,
where Close portrays a woman who tries to pass as a man in 19th century
FILMS are playing through Jan 16th!