The 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is giving its Ensemble Performance Award to the cast of Adam McKay’s financial crisis drama “The Big Short.” The award will honor the film’s cast, which includes Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. The cast will be represented at the Gala by Carell, Bale and McKay on Saturday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 1-11.
“Wall Street greed and its reverberating effects on the U.S. economy offer a modern backdrop for director Adam McKay’s smart and funny film ‘The Big Short,’ adapted from the best-selling book by Michael Lewis,” said Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Taking a complicated subject – the 2008 subprime mortgage bond crisis – McKay and his perfectly cast stars weave an engaging comedic story of a group of oddball money managers who see the train wreck coming and conspire to benefit.”
Past recipients of the Ensemble Performance Award include the casts of “Argo,” “American Hustle,” “Babel,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Social Network.” The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Cate Blanchett, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Tom McCarthy, Saoirse Ronan and Alicia Vikander.