News in 2008

Palm Springs Festivals Guests and Films Win 39 OscarĀ® Nominations!
3/13/2008
The 80th Annual Academy Awards were rife with films and talent seen at the 2007 Palm Springs ShortFest and the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival

In total, 39 Oscar® nominations were received by films showcased in the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival or the 2007 Palm Springs ShortFest, and/or by films involving talents who were honored or presented awards at the 2008 PSIFF Awards Gala.


Oscar® Winners


Daniel Day Lewis – Best Actor (PSIFF 2008 Desert Palm Achievement Award)


Marion Cotillard – Best Actress (PSIFF 2008 Breakthrough Performance Award)


Taxi to the Dark Side – Best Documentary Feature (Screened at PSIFF 2008)


The Counterfeiters – Best Foreign Language Film (PSIFF 2008 Runner-up Mercedes-Benz audience Award for Best Narrative Feature)


The Mozart of Pickpockets – Best Live Action Short (Screened at Palm Springs ShortFest 2007)


Freeheld – Best Documentary Short (Palm Springs ShortFest 2007 Audience Favorite Documentary Short)


Diablo Cody – Best Screenplay, Juno (PSIFF 2008 Chairman’s Vanguard Award for Juno)


Oscar® Nominees


James Newton Howard – Best Score, Michael Clayton (PSIFF 2008 Frederick Lowe Award for Film Composing)


Paul Thomas Anderson – Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, There Will Be Blood (Presented PSIFF 2008 Desert Palm Achievement Award to Daniel Day Lewis)


Laura Linney – Best Actress, The Savages (Presented PSIFF 2008 Rising Star Award to Emile Hirsch)


Atonement (Director Joe Wright) – Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actress, Art Direction, Score, Cinematography, Costume Design (PSIFF 2008 Sonny Bono Visionary Award to Director Joe Wright)


There Will Be Blood (Director Paul Thomas Anderson) – Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Actor, Art Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Editing (Director Paul Thomas Anderson presented PSIFF 2008 Desert Palm Achievement Award to Daniel Day Lewis)


Juno – Best Picture, Director, Actress and Original Screenplay (PSIFF 2008 Chairman’s Vanguard Award presented to Juno, accepted by director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody, best actress nominee Ellen Page and actors Jason Bateman, Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons)


La Vie en Rose – Best Actress, Costume Design, Makeup (PSIFF 2008 Breakthrough Performance Award awarded to Marion Cotillard best actress Oscar® recipient)


Into the Wild – Best Supporting Actor, Editing (PSIFF Director of the Year presented to Sean Penn, Rising Star Award presented to Emile Hirsch)


Persepolis – Best Animated Feature (Screened at PSIFF 2008) 12 – Best Foreign Film (Screened at PSIFF 2008)


Beaufort – Best Foreign Film (Screened at PSIFF 2008)


Mongol – Best Foreign Film (Screened at PSIFF 2008) No End in Sight – Best Documentary Feature (Screened at PSIFF 2008)


Operation Homecoming – Best Documentary Feature (Screened at PSIFF 2008)


War/Dance – Best Documentary Feature (Runner-up for the PSIFF 2008 Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature)


Salim Baba – Best Documentary Short (Second place for Palm Springs ShortFest 2007 Best Documentary)


Sari’s Mother – Best Documentary Short (Screened at Palm Springs ShortFest 2007) Madame Tutli-Putli – Best Animated Short (Best Animation at Palm Springs ShortFest 2007)


Tangi Argentini – Best Live Action Short (Screened at Palm Springs ShortFest 2007)


The Tonto Woman – Best Live Action Short (Best Live Action over 15 minutes at Palm Springs ShortFest 2007)