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Posted by on Jan 13, 2010

The 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival

21st Annual
International Palm Springs Film Festival Dazzles the Red Carpet…

What an outstanding honoree list this year. If only the legendary Sonny Bono and former Mayor of Palm Springs could be here to see what his vision has become.

Presenting sponsor again this year, Cartier added elegance and panache to the red carpet.

“Entertainment Tonight’s” Mary Hart, the longest-running anchor of entertainment news once again hosted the show.
Harold Matzner, Festival Chairman was proud to announce that for the next two weeks, the world’s attention will turn to Palm Springs. “This show has grown in popularity, and has become one of the largest and most respected film events in North America.” It ranks right behind the Golden Globes in terms of aura, glamour and the amount of television and press it attracts.

Harold gave a special thanks to Jackie Lee and Jim Houston, for their limitless contributions as well as the Board of Directors for their tireless efforts which has made the festival what it is today!

Just when you think the party is over, the honorees, guests, and VIP’s head over to the Parker Hotel for the after party.

Hosted by Patrick Mundt.

 

Honoree Award Presenter
Anna Kendrick
Up in the Air
Rising Star Award Ivan Reitman
Jeremy Renner
The Hurt Locker
Breakthrough Actor
Performance Award
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Mariah Carey 
Precious
Breakthrough Actress
Performance Award
Lee Daniels
T Bone Burnett 
Crazy Heart
Frederick Loewe Award
for Film Composing
Sean Penn
Jason Reitman
Up in the Air
Director of the Year
Award
Norman Jewison
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart
Desert Palm Achievement
Award – Actor
Michelle Pfeiffer
Quentin Tarantino
Inglorious Basterds
Sonny Bono Visionary
Award
Diablo Cody
Marion Cotillard
Nine
Desert Palm Achievement
Award – Actress
Rob Marshall
Morgan Freeman
Invictus
Career Achievement
Award – Actor
Clint Eastwood
Helen Mirren
The Last Station
Career Achievement
Award – Actress
Morgan Freeman

 

Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more…

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