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The Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival Gala on Jan. 3, held at the Palm Springs Convention Center, honors a variety of talent. For more information, see psfilmfest.org/events/events-calendar/film-awards-gala. Those being feted include:
The cast of “Mary Poppins Returns”
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“‘Mary Poppins Returns is a happy film, that re-creates the magic and adventure of the first film,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “In this outstanding sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family as they race to keep the bank’s executives from foreclosing on their home. Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda lead an excellent ensemble cast that also includes Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury and many others.” The film has been named one of the top 10 movies of the year by AFI and the National Board of Review. It’s received four Critics Choice nominations, four Golden Globe nominations and a SAG Award nomination for Blunt.
It’s been just one year since Chalamet received PSIFF’s Rising Star Award for his role in “Call Me by Your Name,” for which the thesp garnered an Oscar nom. This year the fest will honor his latest work as Nic Sheff in “Beautiful Boy.” Chalamet portrays a young man struggling with addiction and recovery. Pic is based on memoirs from journalist David Sheff and his son, Nic. In December, Chalamet told Emma Stone during Variety’s Actors on Actors chat that portraying Sheff was “really difficult.” “To go through those scenes where you’re begging your father to come home and he says no. I can’t imagine anything worse than that feeling: ‘You are such a chaos in our life we can’t allow you in our home anymore.’ ” Chalamet has been nominated for a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and a Critics’ Choice Award for his work...
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