Film Festival Taps Sally Field for Career Achievement Award

Actress' work covers a broad range of roles.



Sally Field plays Mary Lincoln in the recently released, "Lincoln", directed by Steven Spielberg.

.thelincolnmovie.com

Sally Field will join a list of previous winners that includes Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren when the 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival presents the two-time Academy Award winning actress with its Career Achievement Award at the Awards Gala on Jan. 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Hosted by Mary Hart, the Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees including the cast of Argo featuring Ben Affleck, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts and Robert Zemeckis. The Festival runs Jan. 3-14.

“From her all-American girl roles that brought her early stardom on television to her memorable and award-winning film performances, Sally Field has impressed generations of audiences with her incredible range,” said Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner.

Field's latest role is as the wife of the 16th President in Lincoln. The film focuses on Abraham Lincoln's last months in office, pursuing a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. Field plays Mary Lincoln, and she has already received the New York Film Critics Circle's Best Supporting Actress award for her role in the film.

Field is a two-time Academy Award winner for her performances in Places in the Heart and Norma Rae. Her many film credits include Forrest Gump, Eye for an Eye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Soapdish, Not Without My Daughter, The End, Hooper, Stay Hungry and Punchline. Most recently, Field appeared as Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Field began her career in the television series Gidget and then went on to star in the The Flying Nun. She received Emmy Awards for her title role in the landmark miniseries Sybil and for her performance on ER.  Field co-starred in the ABC series drama Brothers & Sisters from 2006-11. For her role as Nora Walker, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy Award as well as two Golden Globe nominations.

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Michael Childers Will Tell the Stories Behind his Hollywood Star Photos

Michael Childers built a career photographing portraits of Hollywood stars, but it was the stories behind the photos that audiences will have privy to when the Rancho Mirage resident speaks Jan. 25 at the Annenberg Theater.

Sage Francis Looks for 'Memorable' Show At The Date Shed

Now a 40-something white guy from the rural area of Rhode Island, Sage Francis still channels his lyrical writing roots into his music, and plans to share it with Date Shed fans on Jan. 24.

Dave Wakeling, The English Beat Ready to Conquer The Hood Bar

As a famous British Two Tone SKA musician in The English Beat and later as half of the popular duo General Public, David Wakeling has had his share of the limelight.

David Brighton Brings Electrifying Glam Rock Act for Modernism Week Party

The world’s best David Bowie tribute artist, David Brighton, will bring back 1970s glam rock during 2015’s Modernism Week on Feb. 14 to benefit the Palm Springs Modern Committee.

Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo Marks 10th Anniversary

Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2015, set for March 21-28, marks its 10th anniversary with Saxony Group as the title sponsor and a host of runway shows and events.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

Fashionista Friends

Fashionista Friends

Experience the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week El Paseo 2015.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

Food + Wine Festival Grand Experience

Food + Wine Festival Grand Experience

Enter for a Chance to Win a Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert 2015 Grand Experience
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Edit ModuleShow Tags