UPDATE with the latest winner: The Palm Springs Film Festival continues to reveal this year’s film award honors, saying on Wednesday that Riz Ahmed, who stars at Amazon Studios’ Sound of metal, will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, actor.
He joins a list of Palm Springs award winners that includes Nomadlandof Chloé Zhao as Director of the Year, Carey Mulligan for her performance in Promising young woman, and Gary Oldman, recipient of the President’s Award for his performance in Netflix Mank. More rewards will be launched in the coming days.
The news comes after Ahmed won a name for a Gotham Award and Best Actor from the National Board of Review for playing Ruben, a former drug addict punk-metal drummer who begins to suffer from intermittent hearing loss, and he enters. in a sober home for the deaf in the hope that this will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adjust to his new situation. The photo taken by Darius Marder hit theaters in November and is now streaming on Amazon.
Palm Springs is giving out its prizes as usual this year despite choosing to cancel its 32nd edition, which was scheduled to take place from February 25 to March 8, but was derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. The festival’s film awards gala is traditionally the kick-off for the festival, which takes place at the heart of the awards season. The in-person event was canceled this year.
Check back as we continue to update this year’s list of winners.
Desert Palm Achievement Award, actor
Riz Ahmed, sound of metal
Director of the year
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Gary Oldman, Mank
International Star Award
Carey Mulligan, a promising young woman