The Palm Springs International Film Awards honor actor Colin Farrell

The Palm Springs International Film Awards announced on Wednesday that actor Colin Farrell was the recipient of its Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor for his role in The Banshees of Inisherin. The announcement marked the festival’s first major award ahead of its January gala.

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Festival President Harold Matzner said: “Colin Farrell reunites with Brendan Gleeson and director Martin McDonagh in the masterful comedy The Banshees of Inisherin. Farrell gives a memorable performance as Pádraic, a gentle-souled Irish farmer trying to salvage his lifelong friendship.”

Farrell won a Golden Globe for his role in Martin McDonagh In Brugge. He was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards, Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards and Best European Actor at the European Film Awards for his role in the film. Lobster.

The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland. The festival says the two hit a stalemate when Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship. Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), works to mend the relationship. Events are escalating rapidly, with shocking consequences.

Past Desert Palm Achievement Award-winning actors include Riz Ahmed, Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Adam Driver, Colin Firth, Andrew Garfield, Matthew McConaughey, Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Eddie Redmayne.

According to the festival, Bridges, Day-Lewis, McConaughey, Oldman, Penn and Redmayne won the Oscar® for Best Actor, while Ahmed, Cooper, Driver, Garfield, Firth and Pitt received Oscar® nominations for Best actor.

Farrell’s past work also includes Dumbo, widows, The Killing of the Sacred Deer, seduced him, Roman Israel, Esq., fantastic beasts and where to find them, Miss Julie, Save Mr. Banks, Winter’s Tale, dead man down, Total recall, The way back, London Boulevard, scary night, Horrible bosses, Undine, Pride and Glory, miami vice, alexander, The new World, ask the dust, The recruit, A house at the end of the world, telephone booth, tigerland, Minority report, daredevil, American Outlaws, TO CRUSHand Intermission.

His projects this year included The Batman for director Matt Reeves; Thirteen Lives for director Ron Howard; the dramaNorth water; andAfter Yang which premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and also made its North American debut at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

The Film Awards will take place on January 5, 2023 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The film festival runs until January 16, presented by American Express and sponsored by Entertainment Tonight and IHG.