Palm pilots kudofest

Cronenberg, Gyllenhaal, MacLaine feted at desert event

PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs could teach Hollywood a thing or two about how to conduct its kudofests. Starting dinner almost punctually at 6:40, Saturday night’s black-tie gala at the Convention Center was finished by 9.

Event honored David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Michael London, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Newman and Charlize Theron.

“I believe in imagi-fucking-nation,” MacLaine said, coining a word. “If the imagination sees beauty, if the imagination sees truth, it’s there because it’s imaginative.”

When it was his turn, Gyllenhaal tried to get the audience to join in with him as he sang a few bars from “Night Fever” when he came up to accept his award. “I’ve done craft service, but I prefer acting,” he said before admitting he’d forgotten what he was supposed to say next.

Tiffany and Harper’s Bazaar Magazine sponsored a gala after-bash at Parker Palm Springs that drew MacLaine, Howard, Viggo Mortensen, Paul Haggis and Kathy Bates. Howard made a pitch for the new SAG center to help actors put together reels, etc., at a SAG Foundation brunch Sunday at Parker.

More Film

  • Berlinale -- 2018 -- Norway's 'Home

    Norway's 'Home Ground’ Bows in Berlinale Series

    PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs could teach Hollywood a thing or two about how to conduct its kudofests. Starting dinner almost punctually at 6:40, Saturday night’s black-tie gala at the Convention Center was finished by 9. Event honored David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Michael London, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Newman and Charlize Theron. […]

  • Kiersey Clemons

    Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cuarón's 'Zorro' Movie

    PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs could teach Hollywood a thing or two about how to conduct its kudofests. Starting dinner almost punctually at 6:40, Saturday night’s black-tie gala at the Convention Center was finished by 9. Event honored David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Michael London, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Newman and Charlize Theron. […]

  • Kristen Bell Pandas

    Film News Roundup: Kristen Bell to Narrate 'Pandas' Documentary for Imax

    PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs could teach Hollywood a thing or two about how to conduct its kudofests. Starting dinner almost punctually at 6:40, Saturday night’s black-tie gala at the Convention Center was finished by 9. Event honored David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Michael London, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Newman and Charlize Theron. […]

  • Lupita Nyong'o Trevor Noah

    Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Trevor Noah Biopic 'Born a Crime'

    PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs could teach Hollywood a thing or two about how to conduct its kudofests. Starting dinner almost punctually at 6:40, Saturday night’s black-tie gala at the Convention Center was finished by 9. Event honored David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Michael London, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Newman and Charlize Theron. […]

  • How 'Greatest Showman' Anthem 'This Is

    Behind the Scene: How Pasek and Paul's 'Greatest Showman' Anthem 'This Is Me' Became a Smash Hit

    PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs could teach Hollywood a thing or two about how to conduct its kudofests. Starting dinner almost punctually at 6:40, Saturday night’s black-tie gala at the Convention Center was finished by 9. Event honored David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Michael London, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Newman and Charlize Theron. […]

  • Shape of Water

    'Shape of Water' Ripped Off 1969 Play, Lawsuit Alleges

    PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs could teach Hollywood a thing or two about how to conduct its kudofests. Starting dinner almost punctually at 6:40, Saturday night’s black-tie gala at the Convention Center was finished by 9. Event honored David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Michael London, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Newman and Charlize Theron. […]

  • 'A Wrinkle in Time' May Top

    Will 'A Wrinkle in Time' Be the Film That Dethrones 'Black Panther'?

    PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs could teach Hollywood a thing or two about how to conduct its kudofests. Starting dinner almost punctually at 6:40, Saturday night’s black-tie gala at the Convention Center was finished by 9. Event honored David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Felicity Huffman, Michael London, Shirley MacLaine, Thomas Newman and Charlize Theron. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content