SALMA HAYEK, JESSICA CHASTAIN, GAL GADOT AND SAOIRSE RONAN LIGHT UP THE RED CARPET AT 2018 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

Salma Hayek stole the show in a dramatic Gucci gown, leading the way down the red carpet at the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2018.

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Also participating in the event that is an important precursor to the Oscar race, were Jessica Chastain, who was lace perfection in Givenchy, Gal Gadot, Sally Hawkins, Saoirse Ronan, Mary J. Blige, Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney, Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe, Sam Rockwell and Gary Oldman.

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Chastain made news as she picked up the Chairman’s Award for her lead turn role in Molly’s Game, speaking out for change within the industry, especially in the current social climate.

“I want to acknowledge what a difficult year 2017 has been for all of us. Major change is coming. Change is good. Change is needed. Through a joint effort we will make things better. We must be better. And we will.”

Big winners included Saoirse Ronan for her work in Lady Bird, Timothée Chalamet for his lead performance in Call Me By Your Name, Mary J. Blige for her breakthrough turn in Mudbound and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Mary J. Blige – Breakthrough Performance Award (Mudbound)

Timothée Chalamet – Rising Star Award, Actor (Call Me By Your Name)

Jessica Chastain – Chairman’s Award (Molly’s Game)

Willem Dafoe – Icon Award (The Florida Project)

Holly Hunter – Career Achievement Award (The Big Sick)

Allison Janney – Spotlight Award, Actress (I, Tonya)

Gary Oldman – Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor (Darkest Hour)

Sam Rockwell – Spotlight Award, Actor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Saoirse Ronan – Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress (Lady Bird)

The Shape Of Water – Vanguard Award

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