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:: Spotlight :: 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival hosts Awards Gala

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), presented by Cartier, held its Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Centre on January 5, 2010.

The following awards were presented at this year's Awards Gala:

- Breakthrough Performance Award (Female)- Mariah Carey
- Breakthrough Performance Award (Male) - Jeremy Renner
- Career Achievement Award (Female) - Helen Mirren
- Career Achievement Award (Male) - Morgan Freeman
- Desert Palm Achievement Award - Jeff Bridges
- Director of the Year Award - Jason Reitman
- Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing - T Bone Burnett
- Rising Star Award - Anna Kendrick
- Sonny Bono Visionary Award - TBA

Morgan Freeman & Clint Eastwood
Mariah Carey Jeff Bridges
Sean Penn Helen Mirren
Michelle Pfeiffer
Quentin Tarantino