UPDATE with the latest winner: The Palm Springs International Film Awards said Thursday that Gucci House Star Lady Gaga will receive the Icon Award at next month’s film awards gala which kicks off the Palm Springs Film Festival. The Film Awards will be held in person on January 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, and the festival will run until January 17.
Grammy-winning and Oscar-winning singer Lady Gaga stars as Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott’s film about the Gucci family empire, which centers on Patrizia’s unbridled ambition as she begins to undo the family legacy and unleashes a spiral of betrayal, decay, revenge and ultimately murder. Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Salma Hayek and Al Pacino are also featured in the MGM pic.
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“To many Lady Gaga is an icon through her music, but she continues to impress audiences with her iconic acting roles. After her memorable performance in A star is born, Lady Gaga sets the bar even higher in her portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani in Gucci House, the real and shocking story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire, ”festival president Harold Matzner said on Thursday. “For this tour de force, we have the honor to present the Icon Prize to Lady Gaga.”
Past Icon Prize winners are Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
The news comes after organizers of the Palm Springs awards say the cast of Warner Bros’ king richard this year will receive the Ensemble Performance Award, Actor. The award will be presented to Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal and Tony Goldwyn on January 6 at the festival’s awards gala.
Previously announced winners this year, including tick, tick… BOOM! Star Andrew Garfield, Belfast filmmaker Kenneth Branagh and his actors, Respect star Jennifer Hudson (President’s Award), Tammy Faye’s eyes star Jessica Chastain (Palm of the Desert Achievement Award, actress), The power of the dog‘s Jane Campion (Director of the Year Award) and Parallel mothers Penélope Cruz (International Star Award, Actress) and Spencerby Kristen Stewart (Spotlight Award, Actress).
The festival is reverting to an in-person event after the pandemic hit the festival and gala in 2021 (annual awards were handed out, but the festival was canceled).
Below is a list of the Palm Springs winners. Keep checking as it gets updated:
Icon price: Lady Gaga, Gucci House
Ensemble interpretation prize, actor: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal and Tony Goldwyn, king richard
Avant-garde Prize: Kenneth Branagh, Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds and Jude Hill, Belfast
President’s Award: Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress: Jessica Chastain, Tammy Faye’s eyes
Director of the year: Jane Campion, The power of the dog
International Star Award, Actress: Penelope Cruz, Parallel mothers
Spotlight Award, Actress: Kristen Stewart, Spencer
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