The Palm Springs International Film Festival recognizes talent when they see it on screen. The 26th annual festival has chosen Eddie Redmayne as the recipient of the Desert Palm Achievement Award, which will be presented at the swanky Awards Gala on January 3, 2015.
Redmayne will join the ranks of Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Firth, Matthew McConaughey and more, who have all received the award and continued on to win the Academy Award for their work. Redmayne has been generating some serious Oscar buzz with his new film, “The Theory of Everything” directed by James Marsh. With this latest accolade, the whispers are only getting louder.
“From ‘The Good Shepherd’ to ‘Les Miserables,’ Eddie Redmayne has proven himself an actor poised for greatness,” said Harold Matzner, Chairman of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. “In ‘The Theory of Everything’, as ALS-stricken scientist Stephen Hawking, Redmayne captivates his audience as he goes through a powerful physical transformation, from a healthy college student to a dependent wheelchair-bound middle-aged man, in what is truly a stunning performance. We are honored to recognize Eddie Redmayne with the 2015 Desert Palm Achievement Award for acting.”