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January 3, 2015

26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala

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On Saturday night, the Palm Springs International Film Festival held its annual Awards Gala honoring the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, and Rosemunde Pike, among others. It's a deceptively important event: the first of the new year and the official beginning of awards season. Of the 11 actors and directors awarded prizes at last year's gala, 10 went on to win Oscars.

It was also an informative evening. Brad Pitt taught the audience how to pronounce David Oyelowo's last name; David Oyelowo spoke of "epic playdates" between his four children and Pitt's six children; Robert Duvall talked of many things; Julianne Moore and Steve Carell expressed their love for one another (they are favorite fictional spouses); Eddie Redmayne thanked his new wife very sweetly and Julianne Moore for helping to cast him in Savage Grace back in 2007; and Shirley MacLaine informed the world that, while working on Bernie, Richard Linklater's favorite direction was "I don't know." Everyone was given a little Cartier crystal apple to take home (the jewelry house sponsored the event alongside Mercedes and others)—the apple on the icing. 

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