Events Black Tie Awards Gala

The most glamorous night of the year in the valley, the Palm Springs International Film Festival's 2010 Awards Gala draws the biggest actors and actresses, celebrity filmmakers, media, industry professionals and film fans from all over the world to kick off the winter awards season in style. Held Tuesday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, the black-tie, red carpet event is presented by the preeminent international luxury brand, Cartier, and emceed for the seventh year by the superstar of entertainment media, Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart.

And then there are the honorees. Ranging from Hollywood legends to young starlets, the Festival's honorees will surely be fixtures on red carpets and international awards stages all season, but they'll light up our slice of the desert first.

Jeff Bridges, presented by Michelle Pfeiffer
T Bone Burnett, presented by Sean Penn
Mariah Carey, presented by Lee Daniels
Marion Cotillard, presented by Rob Marshall
Morgan Freeman, presented by Clint Eastwood
Anna Kendrick, presented by Ivan Reitman
Helen Mirren, presented by Morgan Freeman
Jason Reitman, presented by Norman Jewison
Jeremy Renner, presented by Shohreh Aghdashloo
Quentin Tarantino, presented by Diablo Cody

Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor: Jeremy Renner
Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress: Mariah Carey
Career Achievement Award, Actor: Morgan Freeman
Career Achievement Award, Actress: Helen Mirren
Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor: Jeff Bridges
Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress: Marion Cotillard
Director of the Year Award: Jason Reitman
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing: T Bone Burnett
Rising Star Award: Anna Kendrick
Sonny Bono Visionary Award: Quentin Tarantino

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