The Palm Springs International Film Awards have announced that Jessica Chastain is the recipient of the Desert Palm Achievement Award, actress for her performance in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. The Film Awards will be held in person on January 6, 2022 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, and the festival will run until January 17, 2022. The event will be presented by American Express and sponsored by Entertainment Tonight.
“In The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Jessica Chastain brilliantly portrays televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker in a story that tells of her unique life and style,” said festival president Harold Matzner. Jessica once again showcases her acting and singing skills, embracing Tammy Faye makeup, hairstyles and fashion. For her outstanding Oscar-worthy performance, we are honored to present the Desert Palm Achievement Award, actress to Jessica Chastain.
Chastain has already been honored at the Film Awards with the Chairman’s Award (2018) and the Spotlight Award (2012). Former Desert Palm Achievement Award winners, Actress include Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Olivia Colman, Marion Cotillard, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan, Charlize Theron and Renée Zellweger. Chastain joins previously announced winners this year, Jane Campion (Director of the Year), Penélope Cruz (International Star Award, Actress) and Kristen Stewart (Spotlight Award, Actress).
The Eyes of Tammy Faye is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. Searchlight Pictures stars Chastain, who has also been a producer, alongside Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones and Vincent D’Onofrio, and is directed by Michael Showalter.
Actress and producer Jessica Chastain has been twice Oscar nominated and has received numerous nominations and accolades around the world for her work from LA Film Critics, British Academy of Film and TV, Broadcast Film Critics, HFPA, National Board of Review, Screen Actors Guild, Film Independent, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, to name a few. His films include The Help, Zero Dark 30, Tree of Life, Interstellar, Molly’s Game, Miss Sloane, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, The Debt, Take Shelter, Lawless, Miss Julie, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Woman Walks Ahead, A Most Violent Year, It Chapter 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and the HBO Scenes from a Marriage limited series. His upcoming projects include The 355, The Good Nurse, The Forgiven, and George & Tammy.
About the Palm Springs International Film Society
The Palm Springs International Film Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of filmmaking through education and cross-cultural awareness. The Film Society produces the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) and Film Awards each January and the Palm Springs ShortFest in June. In addition to hosting the best in international cinema, the PSIFF Film Awards are known as the first stop in the Oscars® campaign and our Oscar-eligible ShortFest is North America’s largest short film festival and market. Our festivals, member screenings throughout the year and educational programs manifest our organization’s mission by nurturing and nurturing new film talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema, and broadening audiences’ horizons.