Palm Springs Film Festival Awards 2024

The 2024 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala Raises $2.8 Million for Arts Charity

On Thursday, January 4, the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala kicked off 2024 Awards season. This year’s Awards Gala was fully sold out with over 2,000 attendees! The Gala raised over $2.8 million for the Palm Springs International Film Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness.

Thank you to all our sponsors and attendees for their support.

The biggest stars in the world descended upon Palm Springs to celebrate their work in the best films of the past year. This year’s honorees were:

Vanguard Award / Director Martin Scorsese / Cast includes: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, and Robert DeNiro / Apple Original Films Presented by Talee Redcorn, Principal Chief of the Osage Nation Geoffrey Standing Bear and Princess Lulu Goodfox

Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress / Emma Stone / Poor Things / Searchlight Pictures
Presented by Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe

Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor / Cillian Murphy / Oppenheimer / Universal Pictures
Presented by Robert Downey Jr

Chairman’s Award / Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell / Barbie / Warner Bros. Pictures
Presented by Greta Gerwig

Icon Award / Paul Giamatti / The Holdovers /Focus Features
Presented by Sandra Oh

Breakthrough Performance Award / Da’Vine Joy Randolph / The Holdovers / Focus Features
Presented by Paul Giamatti

Director of the Year Award / Greta Gerwig / Barbie / Warner Bros.Pictures
Presented by Margot Robbie and America Ferrera

Career Achievement Award / Jeffrey Wright / American Fiction / Amazon MGM/Orion Pictures
Presented by Leslie Uggams

International Star Award, Actress / Carey Mulligan / Maestro / Netflix
Presented by Meryl Streep

Spotlight Award, Actor / Colman Domingo / Rustin / Netflix
Presented by Lenny Kravitz

Spotlight Award, Actress / Danielle Brooks / The Color Purple / Warner Bros. Pictures
Presented by Tajari P. Henson and Blitz Bazawule

Thank you to all our talented honorees and presenters- best of luck to you as Awards Season continues.

If you missed the Gala or wanted to experience the best moments again, here is some recommended reading:
– Walk the red carpet with Entertainment Tonight
– Interview the celebrities with the Desert Sun
– Relive the top 10 moments according to Los Angeles Magazine

Photos by Andy Abeyta for The Desert Sun.