Palm Springs Film Festival: Andrew Garfield Set For Actor Award; ‘Belfast’, Hudson, Chastain, Campion, Cruz & Stewart Also On Honors List

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UPDATED with latest winner: The Palm Springs International Film Awards said Thursday that Andrew Garfield will receive this year’s Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor, for the Lin-Manuel Miranda film tick, tick…BOOM! The prize will be presented on January 6 during the fest’s awards gala.

“From his numerous film roles and theatrical performances, Andrew Garfield is an outstanding actor who puts his heart and soul into bringing the character he’s portraying to life,” said festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In the emotionally stirring and fascinating musical tick, tick…BOOM, Andrew gives a stunning and heartfelt performance as theater composer Jonathan Larson.

Garfield joins previously announced winners this year including Belfast filmmaker Kenneth Branagh and his cast, Respect star Jennifer Hudson (Chairman’s Award), The Eyes of Tammy Faye star Jessica Chastain (Desert Palm 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 Spencer‘s Kristen Stewart (Spotlight Award, Actress).

The fest is returning to an in-person event after the pandemic waylaid the festival and gala in 2021 (the annual awards were handed out, but the festival was canceled). PSIFF 2022 is set to run January 6-22, with the awards ceremony to take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center honoring the year’s best in film.

Below is a running list of Palm Springs winners. Keep checking back as it’s updated:

Vanguard Award: Kenneth Branagh, Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds and Jude Hill, Belfast
Chairman’s Award: Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress:
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Director of the Year: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
International Star Award, Actress: Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers
Spotlight Award, Actress: Kristen Stewart, Spencer

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