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Oasis’ over-achievers: Palm Spring honorees

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013

SALLY FIELD
Career Achievement

Coming off “Lincoln,” Field hasn’t yet confirmed her next role, but had a high-profile 2012, playing both Mary Todd Lincoln and Aunt May in Marc Webb’s rendition of “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

 

RICHARD GERE
Chairman’s Award

After earning raves for his role as a morally bankrupt hedge fund magnate in “Arbitrage,” Gere ventures into different territory with roles in comedy ensembler “Movie 43” and “Henry & Me.”

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BRADLEY COOPER
Desert Palm Achievement

The “Silver Linings Playbook” star plays a pivotal role in indie drama “The Place Beyond the Pines,” which bowed at Toronto, and upcoming period piece “Serena.” He plans to start filming David O. Russell’s “American Bullshit” in February and a Cameron Crowe project in the fall.

 

NAOMI WATTS
Desert Palm Achievement

After battling a tsunami in “The Impossible,” the Aussie star tackled another challenging true-to-life role, playing Princess Diana in “Caught in Flight.” She also stars opposite Robin Wright in “Two Mothers.”

 

ROBERT ZEMECKIS
Director of the Year

After earning some of the best reviews of his career for “Flight,” Zemeckis plans to take a break before announcing his next helming assignment. The Denzel Washington starrer reps his first live-action pic since 2000’s “Cast Away.”

 

“ARGO”
Ensemble Performance

Director-producer-star Ben Affleck is lacing up for his role in the Brad Furman-helmed “Runner, Runner”; Arkin followed up “Argo” with mob comedy “Stand Up Guys”; and “Breaking Bad” star Cranston can also be seen in “Get a Job” and “Eye of Winter.”

 

MYCHAEL DANNA
Frederick Loewe Music Award

Feted for his “Life of Pi” score, composer Danna is scoring “Devil’s Knot,” which co-stars Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, for helmer Atom Egoyan.

 

HELEN MIRREN
Intl. Star

Slowing down is not an option for “Hitchcock’s” Mirren, as she readies for a role in HBO’s Phil Spector biopic and a legit stint as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience,” which bows in February in the West End.

 

TOM HOOPER
Sonny Bono Visionary

The director of “The King’s Speech” and “Les Miserables,” who will be feted for his “creative innovations in filmmaking,” plans to discuss his career in an extended Q&A with audiences during the festival.

 

HELEN HUNT
Spotlight Award

Having shown genuine compassion in the role of a sex surrogate with “The Sessions,” Hunt next appears as geneticist Mary-Claire King in “Decoding Annie Parker,” about two women’s personal triumphs in the fight against breast cancer.

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