Cartier kicked off the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend with a slew of A-list talent.
Winners included Thomas Newman, who received the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing for Saving Mr. Banks presented by the film’s star Colin Farrell and director John Lee Hancock.
Steve McQueen received the Director of the Year Award for 12 Years a Slave presented by the film’s star, Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Lupita Nyong’o received the Breakthrough Performance Award for 12 Years a Slave presented by her co-star Alfre Woodard and director Steve McQueen.
Bruce Dern received the Career Achievement Award presented by his Coming Home co-star Jane Fonda
Julia Roberts received the Spotlight Award for August: Osage County presented by her co-star Ewan McGregor, while Matthew McConaughey received the Desert Palm Achievement Award Actor for Dallas Buyers Club presented by his Tiptoes co-star Gary Oldman.
U2 received the Sonny Bono Visionary Award for their song ‘Ordinary Love’ from the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom presented by Mary Bono and the film’s stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.
The cast of American Hustle (Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Paul Herman, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm and Shea Whigham in attendance) received the Ensemble Performance Award presented by the film’s director David O. Russell.
Sandra Bullock received the Desert Palm Achievement Award Actress for Gravity presented by her Hope Floats co-star Gena Rowlands, while Tom Hanks received the Chairman’s Award for Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks presented by Julia Roberts, his co-star in Charlie Wilson’s War and Larry Crowne and Meryl Streep received the Icon Award for August: Osage County presented by her co-star Margo Martindale.
Additional guests who attended the event included Camila Alves, Amma Asante (Director, Belle – Opening Night Film), Mary Bono, Steve Coogan (Philomena), Byung Hun Lee, Catalina Sandino Moreno (Medeas), Juliet Rylance, Wong Kar Wai (The Grandmaster), Harvey Weinstein and Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, along with Festival representatives Harold Matzner (Festival Chairman), Darryl Macdonald (Festival Director) and Helen du Toit (Artistic Director).
The event was co-sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and Entertainment Tonight.
Honorees were presented with an original Chihuly Glass Sculpture designed by Dale Chihuly or the John Kennedy “The Entertainer” statue. The event is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and Entertainment Tonight.
Cartier jewelry was worn this year by select honorees, presenters and guests Amy Adams, Camila Alves, Mary Hart, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen and Lupita Nyong’o. In addition, Cartier presented Tank MC watches to all male honorees, Tank Anglaise watches to all female honorees, Belle Epoque Cufflinks for male presenters and Sweet Trinity Necklaces for female presenters. Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Colin Farrel, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong’O, Gary Oldam, Jeremy Renner, Gena Rowlands, Meryl Streep, Alfre Woodard, and U2 arrived in the all new Mercedes 2014 S-Class and GL450 to the Festival red carpet.
Following the ceremony an after party was held at the Parker Palm Springs.