Palm Springs, CA (December 9, 2021) – The Palm Springs International Film Awards announced that Lady Gaga would receive the Icon Award for her performance in Gucci House. The Film Awards will take place in person on January 6, 2022 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will run through January 17, 2022. The event will be presented by American Express and sponsored by Entertainment Tonight.
“To many, Lady Gaga is an icon through her music, but she continues to wow audiences with her iconic acting roles. After her memorable performance in A star is born, Lady Gaga raises the bar again in her interpretation of Patrizia Reggiani in Gucci House, the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire,” said festival president Harold Matzner. “For this tour de force performance, we are honored to present the Icon Award to Lady Gaga.”
Past Icon Award recipients are Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
Lady Gaga joins previously announced winners this year Belfast (Vanguard Award) given to writer and director Kenneth Branagh and cast members Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds and Jude Hill; Jane Campion (director of the year); Jessica Chastain (Desert Palm Excellence Award, Actress); Penélope Cruz (international star award, actress); Andrew Garfield (Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor); Jennifer Hudson (Chairman’s Award); King Richard (Ensemble Performance Award) given to cast members Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal and Tony Goldwyn; and Kristen Stewart (Spotlight Award, Actress).
Gucci House is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider of humble beginnings, marries the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and unleashes a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge and ultimately…murder. From visionary director/producer Ridley Scott, the visually stylish film, which spans three turbulent decades in the Gucci family empire, boasts an all-star cast led by Oscar nominees Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, the Oscar winners Jared Leto and Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Oscar® nominee Salma Hayek and Oscar winner Al Pacino complete the cast of the Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. The New York Film Critics Circle awarded Lady Gaga Best Actress for the film.
Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and 12-time Grammy® – winner Lady Gaga is a one-of-a-kind artist and performer. In September 2017, she released her documentary directed by Chris Moukarbel Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two via Netflix which won an MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Musical Documentary, an NME Award for Best Musical Film and a Webby Award in Film and Video for Music. In October 2018, Gaga starred alongside Bradley Cooper in Warner Brothers’ remake of the classic film, A star is born. Her performance led her to an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress, a Golden Globes® nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, a Critics’ Choice Award and a National Board of Review Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. Other acting credits include American Horror Story: Hotel (2015), a role that won her the 2016 Golden Globe® Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie. She has amassed 36 million album sales worldwide, 60 billion streams and 393 million songs consumed, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time.