The Start of Sandra's Awards Season Domination?
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
November 15, 2013
Is this just the start of an amazing awards season for Sandra Bullock?
Bullock will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award in the Actress category at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival for her work in Gravity, it has just been announced.
"Sandra Bullock is the epitome of cinematic talent and versatility," Festival Chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement. "In her latest and arguably most demanding role as first-time astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity, Bullock faces the primal nightmare of being stranded in space with no apparent way of returning. Throughout the entire film, her determination to survive is masterfully portrayed. To this consummate performer who continues to captivate audiences with her artistry, it is our honor to present the 2014 Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, to Sandra Bullock."
Interestingly enough, her good pal Matthew McConaughey will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award in the Actor category for his work in The Dallas Buyers Club, and her Extremely Close & Incredibly Loud co-star Tom Hanks will be receiving the Chairman's Award for Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks.
Past actress recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, include Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts and Michelle Williams.
Also being honored at this year's event are Bruce Dern, who will receive the Career Achievement Award, and Meryl Streep, who will be presented with the Icon Award.
Presented by Cartier and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif.