Palm Springs, CA (January 23, 2024) – Today, all 11 honorees recognized at the Palm Springs International Film Awards on January 4 received Academy Award® nominations. In addition, three of the event presenters received nominations.

“Once again, the Palm Springs International Film Awards recognizes the best cinematic achievements of the year, those actors and filmmakers who go on to receive Academy Award® nominations,” said Festival Chairman Nachhattar Singh Chandi. “Today’s announcement was very exciting for us, and we congratulate all 11 of the Film Award honorees who went on to receive recognition from the Academy. I am very proud to be the Chairman of this organization and looking forward to watching the Oscars® in March.”

These nominations are as follows:

Best Picture – The Film Awards honored 7 of the 10 Best Picture honorees.

American Fiction
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon (Vanguard Award)
Poor Things

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon (Vanguard Award)

Best Actor

Colman Domingo, Rustin (Spotlight Award, Actor)
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers (Icon Award)
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor)
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction (Career Achievement Award)

Best Actress

Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon (Vanguard Award)
Carey Mulligan, Maestro (International Star Award, Actress)
Emma Stone, Poor Things (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress)

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Downey, Jr., Oppenheimer (Presenter)
Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon (Vanguard Award)
Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things (Presenter)

Best Supporting Actress

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple (Spotlight Award, Actress)
America Ferrera, Barbie (Presenter)
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers (Breakthrough Performance Award)

Best Original Song

Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, “What Was I Made For?” Barbie (Chairman’s Award)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Greta Gerwig, Barbie (Director of the Year)

The Palm Springs International Film Festival also screened the following titles with guests that received Academy Award nominations today:

Best Picture / Best Adapted Screenplay

Cord Jefferson – American Fiction (Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch)

Best International Feature

Io Capitano (Director Matteo Garrone attended the Festival.)
Perfect Days
Society of the Snow (Director J.A. Bayona attended the Festival.)
The Teacher’s Lounge (Director Ilker Çatak attended the Festival.)
The Zone of Interest

Best Documentary Feature

20 Days in Mariupol (Director Mstyslav Chernov attended the Festival.)
Four Daughters (Director Kaouther Ben Hania attended the festival. The film also received the Festival’s FIPRESCI Prize for Best International Feature Film.)
To Kill a Tiger

Best Director

Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things (Talking Pictures Guest and recipient of Variety’s Creative Impact in Directing Award)

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline West – Killers of the Flower Moon (Talking Picture Guest)

The Palm Springs International Film Awards took place on January 4, 2024, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with the Festival running through January 15, 2024. The Film Awards was sponsored by Entertainment Tonight and IHG Hotels & Resorts. The Palm Springs International Film Festival screened 184 films from over 70 countries, including 48 premieres and 41 of the International Feature Film Oscar® Submissions.


About the Palm Springs International Film Society

The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. The Film Society produces the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) and Film Awards every January and Palm Springs ShortFest in June. In addition to curating the best in international cinema, PSIFF’s Film Awards has come to be known as the first stop on the campaign trail for the Academy Awards®, and our Oscar®-qualifying ShortFest is the largest short film festival and market in North America. Our festivals, year-round member screenings and educational programs manifest our organization’s mission by nurturing and encouraging new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema, and expanding audience horizons.

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