"American Hustle" Cast Earns Film Festival's Ensemble Award

Bradley Cooper could make another appearance at Gala Awards



(From left) Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence make up the cast of "American Hustle".

Francois Duhamel

 

Bradley Cooper may be coming back to the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The actor, who last year was honored by the festival for his acting performance in director David O.Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook, has been recognized again - this time for the Ensemble Performance Award in another Russell-directed film, "American Hustle", along with Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner.

The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen and Julia Roberts. Presented by Cartier and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  The Festival runs Jan. 3-13.

“David O. Russell has created a viscerally powerful film,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “American Hustle grabs you from the start and is populated by a group of eminently believable characters as brought to life by this brilliant cast.”

Past recipients of the Ensemble Performance Award include last year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, "Argo" as well as past Best Picture nominees"Babel" and "The Social Network".

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most extraordinary scandals of the 1970s, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (played by Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive partner Sydney Prosser (Adams) is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of New Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting.

Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile political operator caught between the con artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.

The film received Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Lawrence and Best Screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell from the New York Film Critics Circle.

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