Colin Farrell will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor from the Palm Springs International Film Awards.
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Colin Farrell will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor for his performance in The Banshees of Inisherin from the Palm Springs International Film Awards. The Film Awards will take place in-person on Jan. 5, 2023 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with the festival running through Jan. 16.
The event will be presented by American Express and sponsored by Entertainment Tonight and IHG.
“Colin Farrell reunites with Brendan Gleeson and director Martin McDonagh in the masterful comedy The Banshees of Inisherin. Farrell gives a memorable performance as Pádraic, a sweet-souled Irish farmer trying to save his lifelong friendship,” says festival chairman Harold Matzner.
Past actor recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award include Riz Ahmed, Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Adam Driver, Colin Firth, Andrew Garfield, Matthew McConaughey, Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Eddie Redmayne. In the years they were honored, Bridges, Day-Lewis, McConaughey, Oldman, Penn and Redmayne went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, while Ahmed, Cooper, Driver, Garfield, Firth and Pitt received Best Actor Oscar nominations.
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavors to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer.
But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.
Farrell has had a distinguished career of nearly 20-plus years in film and television. In 2009, he won a Golden Globe for his role in Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges. Farrell was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards, Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards, and Best European Actor at the European Film Awards for his role in the film, The Lobster.
Past work also includes Dumbo, Widows, The Killing of the Sacred Deer, The Beguiled, Roman Israel, Esq., Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Miss Julie, Saving Mr. Banks, Winter’s Tale, Dead Man Down, Total Recall, The Way Back, London Boulevard, Fright Night, Horrible Bosses, Ondine, Pride and Glory, Miami Vice, Alexander, The New World, Ask the Dust, The Recruit, A Home at the End of the World, Phone Booth, Tigerland, Minority Report, Daredevil, American Outlaws, SWAT, and Intermission. His projects this year included The Batman for director Matt Reeves; Thirteen Lives for director Ron Howard; the drama The North Water; and After Yang, which premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and also made its North American debut at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.