You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Naomi Watts honored by Palm Springs Film Fest

Thesp recognized for work in 'The Impossible'

Naomi Watts will receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award.

Commenting on the tribute, fest chairman Harold Matzner said Watt’s work in “The Impossible,” also starring Ewan McGregor and based on the true story of a family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, is “a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination.”

Past Desert Palm Achievement Award recipients include Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, Natalie Portman and Kate Winslet.

The honor will be presented at the fest’s awards gala on Jan. 5. The festival, celebrating its 24th year, runs Jan. 3-14.

More Film

  • Julianne Moore

    Toronto: A24 Nabs Julianne Moore Film 'Gloria Bell' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Naomi Watts will receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award. Commenting on the tribute, fest chairman Harold Matzner said Watt’s work in “The Impossible,” also starring Ewan McGregor and based on the true story of a family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, is “a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination.” […]

  • Eva LongoriaHollywood Film Awards Arrivals, Beverly

    Eva Longoria Joins 'Dora the Explorer' Movie as Dora's Mother

    Naomi Watts will receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award. Commenting on the tribute, fest chairman Harold Matzner said Watt’s work in “The Impossible,” also starring Ewan McGregor and based on the true story of a family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, is “a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination.” […]

  • Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek'Papillon' film

    'Papillon': Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek's New Drama Is 'Somewhat of a Love Story'

    Naomi Watts will receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award. Commenting on the tribute, fest chairman Harold Matzner said Watt’s work in “The Impossible,” also starring Ewan McGregor and based on the true story of a family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, is “a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination.” […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Why Box Office Tracking Is Still Off for Diverse Movies Like 'Crazy Rich Asians'

    Naomi Watts will receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award. Commenting on the tribute, fest chairman Harold Matzner said Watt’s work in “The Impossible,” also starring Ewan McGregor and based on the true story of a family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, is “a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination.” […]

  • camping Jannifer Garner

    Jennifer Garner Talks Walk of Fame, TV After ‘Alias’

    Naomi Watts will receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award. Commenting on the tribute, fest chairman Harold Matzner said Watt’s work in “The Impossible,” also starring Ewan McGregor and based on the true story of a family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, is “a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination.” […]

  • Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Opens

    Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Opens With Abysmal $618

    Naomi Watts will receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award. Commenting on the tribute, fest chairman Harold Matzner said Watt’s work in “The Impossible,” also starring Ewan McGregor and based on the true story of a family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, is “a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination.” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content