Jonah Hill Gains Acting Kudos from Film Festival

"Saving Mr. Banks" John Lee Hancock to receive Creative Impact in Directing Award



Jonah Hill will receive the Creative Impact in Acting Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Jan. 5 event at the Parker Palm Springs.

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Director John Lee Hancock and actor Jonah Hill will be recognized by Variety during the “10 Directors to Watch” event Jan. 5 as part of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The event will be presented by Mercedes-Benz at the Parker Palm Springs.

Hancock will receive the Creative Impact in Directing Award, which celebrates the filmmaker for his outstanding contributions to the art and business of cinema, notably his work in directing the upcoming “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Hill has earned the Creative Impact in Acting Award for his scope of work ranging from his comedic performances and more dramatic fare such as his Academy Award nominated role in “Moneyball” to the upcoming Martin Scorsese film, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

“In addition to their successes this year, both Hancock and Hill have rich bodies of work to celebrate, and both exemplify the continuing creative vitality and artistic risk-taking of American film at its best,” said Steve Gaydos, executive editor at Variety.

Previous recipients have included David O. Russell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlize Theron and Mark Wahlberg.

The event also recognizes “10 Directors to Watch”, which debuted in 1996 and moved to the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2011.

“10 Directors to Watch” was the first of Variety’s “10 to Watch” series spotlighting new talent in the fields of directing, writing, producing, acting, cinematography and comedy. This year’s “10 Directors to Watch” include: Amma Asante (“Belle”), Clio Barnard (“The Selfish Giant”), Anthony Chen (“Ilo, Ilo), Paul Duane (“Very Extremely Dangerous”), Ben Falcone (“Tammy”), Maya Forbes (“Infinitely Polar Bear”), Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly (“Beneath the Harvest Sky”), Dome Karukoski (“Heart of a Lion”), Justin Simien (“Dear White People”), Gren Wells (“The Road Within”).

Past “10 Directors to Watch” honorees have included Ben Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone”), Wes Anderson (“Bottle Rocket”), Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”), Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer”), Christopher Nolan (“Memento”), Sam Taylor Wood (“Nowhere Boy”) and Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”), among others.

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