You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Gal Gadot Honored With Palm Springs Film Fest Rising Star Award

Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The fest runs Jan. 4-15.

“Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, and her performance has been universally praised, resonating with audiences everywhere.  Gal plays the immortal warrior so well, and the film’s themes are especially apt for today, empowering all types of people — women and men, young and old—the world over,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.

In the past, the Rising Star Award has gone to Ruth Negga, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick and Dakota Fanning.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” became the highest-grossing film helmed by a woman, as well as having the largest opening for a female-led comic-based film. It grossed more than $820 million worldwide.

It has also become part of the awards conversation, a rarity for a comic book film.

Israeli-born Gadot was crowned Miss Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces before making her film debut in “Fast & Furious,” in which she performed her own stunts. She also appeared in “Date Night,” “Knight and Day,” “Triple 9,” “Criminal,” and “Keeping Up With the Joneses.”

She will return as Wonder Woman in “Justice League,” opening Nov. 17.

More Film

  • Chris Evans

    Chris Evans Talks 'Infinity War,' Broadway and His Future With Captain America

    “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fest runs Jan. 4-15. “Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, […]

  • Cinemark, RealD Renew 3D Agreement Through

    Cinemark, RealD Renew 3D Agreement Through 2022

    “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fest runs Jan. 4-15. “Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Hollywood Agents Slam Writers Guild Over Proposed Rules Revamp

    “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fest runs Jan. 4-15. “Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, […]

  • Charles Rivkin

    MPAA Chief Talks Piracy, Trade, Global Box Office Growth at CinemaCon

    “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fest runs Jan. 4-15. “Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, […]

  • Joss Whedon'Avengers: Infinity War' film premiere,

    Joss Whedon Explains Why He Left 'Batgirl'

    “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fest runs Jan. 4-15. “Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, […]

  • French Mogul Vincent Bollore Detained by

    French Mogul Vincent Bollore Detained in Corruption Probe

    “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fest runs Jan. 4-15. “Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, […]

  • Natalie Portman arrives at the 21st

    China's Huading Awards to Return to Los Angeles

    “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be recognized by the Palm Springs Film Festival with its Rising Star Award. Gadot will receive the award at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fest runs Jan. 4-15. “Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content