You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Daniel Kaluuya to Receive Creative Impact in Acting Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

Variety will honor Daniel Kaluuya, the star of the horror hit “Get Out,” with its creative impact in acting award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The honor, to be presented at the annual brunch on Jan. 3, will recognize his performance in Jordan Peele’s social satire. Kaluuya has already received Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Critics’ Choice nominations this awards season, while the film itself has also scored Golden Globe and SAG nods.

“If there’s one performance in 2017 that embodied the general political angst of post-Trump America and the specific anger and anxiety of Americans of color, it’s Daniel Kaluuya’s deft, rich, layered portrayal of Chris Washington in Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking film ‘Get Out,'” Steven Gaydos, vice president and executive editor of Variety, said. “The terror, tension, humor, and fury of this powerfully effective cinematic balancing act all rests on the shoulders of this brilliant young British actor who communicates universal anxieties without ever losing the essential home address of his beleaguered African-American hero.”

Patty Jenkins and Aaron Sorkin will also be honored at the film festival, with Jenkins receiving the creative impact in directing award for “Wonder Woman” and Sorkin earning the creative impact in screenwriting award for “Molly’s Game.”

More Film

  • Barry Keoghan Variety 10 Actors to

    Altitude Boards ‘Calm With Horses’ Starring Barry Keoghan, Cosmo Jarvis

    Variety will honor Daniel Kaluuya, the star of the horror hit “Get Out,” with its creative impact in acting award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The honor, to be presented at the annual brunch on Jan. 3, will recognize his performance in Jordan Peele’s social satire. Kaluuya has already received Golden Globes, SAG […]

  • The Mummy

    Tom Cruise Becomes First Actor to Receive Pioneer of the Year Award

    Variety will honor Daniel Kaluuya, the star of the horror hit “Get Out,” with its creative impact in acting award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The honor, to be presented at the annual brunch on Jan. 3, will recognize his performance in Jordan Peele’s social satire. Kaluuya has already received Golden Globes, SAG […]

  • Goran-Review

    Film Review: 'Goran'

    Variety will honor Daniel Kaluuya, the star of the horror hit “Get Out,” with its creative impact in acting award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The honor, to be presented at the annual brunch on Jan. 3, will recognize his performance in Jordan Peele’s social satire. Kaluuya has already received Golden Globes, SAG […]

  • Tiffany Haddish Lego Movie

    Tiffany Haddish Cracks up CinemaCon for 'Night School,' Tyler Perry Movie

    Variety will honor Daniel Kaluuya, the star of the horror hit “Get Out,” with its creative impact in acting award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The honor, to be presented at the annual brunch on Jan. 3, will recognize his performance in Jordan Peele’s social satire. Kaluuya has already received Golden Globes, SAG […]

  • Jim Gianopulos and Tom CruiseParamount Pictures

    Tom Cruise Wows CinemaCon With Story of 'Mission: Impossible -- Fallout' Stunt

    Variety will honor Daniel Kaluuya, the star of the horror hit “Get Out,” with its creative impact in acting award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The honor, to be presented at the annual brunch on Jan. 3, will recognize his performance in Jordan Peele’s social satire. Kaluuya has already received Golden Globes, SAG […]

  • JJ Abrams'Westworld' TV show premiere, Arrivals,

    'Overlord' Not 'Cloverfield' Movie, Says J.J. Abrams

    Variety will honor Daniel Kaluuya, the star of the horror hit “Get Out,” with its creative impact in acting award at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The honor, to be presented at the annual brunch on Jan. 3, will recognize his performance in Jordan Peele’s social satire. Kaluuya has already received Golden Globes, SAG […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content