Other Palm Springs Intl. Film Fest honorees

Cate Blanchett — Career Achievement Award
“Notes on a Scandal” star has supporting roles in “Babel” and “The Good German.”

Kate Winslet — Desert Palm Achievement Award
With four pics in 2006, thesp is receiving strong Oscar buzz for “Little Children.”

Todd Field — Sonny Bono Visionary Award
Helmer followed up his Oscar-nominated “In the Bedroom” with “Little Children.”

Adam Beach — Rising Star Award
Before his turn in “Flags of Our Fathers,” thesp played a soldier in “Windtalkers.”

Jessica Biel — Rising Star Award
This year, the actress appears in “The Illusionist” and “Home of the Brave.”

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu — Director of the Year Award
After “Amores perros” and “21 Grams,” helmer tackled the international “Babel.”

“Babel” — Ensemble Performance Award
Multilingual pic explores the inability to communicate through stories set on three separate continents.

“Little Miss Sunshine” — Chairman’s Vanguard Award
Dysfunctional family comedy, from first-timers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, was a breakout indie hit.

Philip Glass — Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing
Celebrated cleffer brings a rush of intensity to “Notes on a Scandal.”

Guillermo del Toro — International Filmmaker Award
Helmer’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” was Mexico’s foreign-language Oscar submission.

Jennifer Hudson — Breakthrough Performance Award
The “American Idol” contestant makes her bigscreen debut in “Dreamgirls.”

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