Stars Kick Off Award Show Season

January 7, 2009 By:
Stars Kick Off Award Show Season

Last night A-List actors and actresses such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Clint Eastwood, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning, Amy Adams and many more made their way to the desert for the opening gala of the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Everyone that was receiving an award felt honored to be part of the festival. One thing that all these actors had on their mind was Golden Globes and Oscars! It actually seemed like the opening gala also marked the beginning of award show season which is a really exciting and nerve wrecking time for industry insiders.

Hollyscoop was on the red carpet for the 20th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival where we got the chance to talk to stars like Leonardo Dicaprio, Clint Eastwood, Anne Hathaway, Ben Stiller, and Dakota Fanning on how they felt about receiving an award and their feelings on award show season.

Below are the list of people who won an award and our special video coverage. Enjoy!

Clint Eastwood

Award: Career Achievement Award

Dustin Hoffman

Award: Chairman's Award

Sean Penn

Award: Desert Palm Achievement Award

Leonardo DiCaprio

Award: Ensemble Performance Award, "Revolutionary Road"

Gus Van Sant

Award: Sonny Bono Visionary Award

Alexandre Desplat

Award: Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing

Kate Winslet

Award: Ensemble Performance Award, "Revolutionary Road"

Ron Howard

Award: Director's Lifetime Achievement Award

Anne Hathaway

Award: Desert Palm Achievement Award

Dakota Fanning

Award: Rising Star Award

Freida Pinto

Award: Breakthrough Performance Award