Sandra Bullock Garners Film Festival's Actress Award

Joins Matthew McConaughey for acting honors



Sandra Bullock, who stars in "Gravity" with George Clooney, will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award-Actress at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala Jan. 4.

Courtesy of Palm Springs International Film Festival

 

Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award-Actress at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Awards Gala Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Each year the festival selects an actor and actress to receive this award. Matthew McConaughey has already been named the Desert Palm Achievement Award-Actor honoree. The PSIFF runs Jan 3-13, 2014.

Bullock won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy in the true-life drama, The Blind Side. In addition, Bullock has received numerous awards and nominations for her acting work, including a Golden Globe, two SAG Awards, two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, four MTV Movie Awards, an American Comedy Award, 10 Teen Choice Awards, and four People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Female Movie Star.

Past actress recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award-Actress include Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts and Michelle Williams.

In her most recent work, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in Gravity directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes.

The shuttle is destroyed by space debris, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone — tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. The only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

In addition to Gravity, Bullock also starred this year opposite Melissa McCarthy in the smash hit buddy cop comedy, The Heat. She has also recently starred in such diverse projects as the drama Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, the romantic comedy The Proposal, and the Oscar-winning Crash.

Like what you're reading? Then "Like" us on Facebook and "follow" us on Twitter.

Add your comment:
Desert Guide

Related Articles

Watch Our Top 10 Palm Springs Hotel Videos

Watch our videos to discover what the hotel options are in the Greater Palm Springs area from well-known big names to small, boutique hotels.

The Palm Springs Hotel Continues Boutique Resurgence

The Palm Springs Hotel, set to open this fall, will bring an industrial take on midcentury modern design in North Palm Springs.

10 Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs This Weekend

Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.

Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Day at Mission Hills Country Club

A hot summer day was the perfect time for more than 150 supporters of ACT for Multiple Sclerosis to gather at Mission Hills Country Club for cool jazz.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club Brings Positive Vibe to 'Summer School'

Summer school has never been a good reason to celebrate until the Ace Hotel & Swim Club fashionably borrowed the name for its upcoming art and music collaboration in Palm Springs.

Promotions + Contests

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couple’s getaway
90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Each month, a first place winner will be selected to win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!And, each month, three additional runners up will be selected to win a wonderful Palm Springs area Dining certificate!
2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 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.
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.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.