Julianne Moore will be honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress at that 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Moore accepts the award Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at the fest’s annual Awards Gala. Hosted by Mary Hart and presented by Cartier, the event takes place at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
“Throughout her career, Julianne Moore has delivered a wide range of extraordinary performances, from such diverse Oscar-nominated films as Boogie Nights and Far from Heaven to this year’s Cannes win for Best Actress in the riveting Maps to the Stars,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In her latest film Still Alice, she faces one of her most demanding and challenging roles as Alice, a woman diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Moore delivers another career defining performance that is sure to captivate audiences and bring attention to this devastating disease. It is our honor to present the 2015 Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, to Julianne Moore.”
Previous recipients include Sandra Bullock, Marion Cotillard, Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, and Michelle Williams.
Moore, a four time Oscar nominee, received an Emmy in 2012 for her portrayal of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change.
In the clip below, Julianne Moore explains why her greatest pleasure in acting has been “the actual work”: