Friday, December 11, 2015

I'm going to attend an awards gala!

Last week I wrote about my hopes to win a lottery contest to get tickets to sit in the bleachers along the red carpet for next February's Oscar telecast. Well, the winner notification email time frame has come and passed and I did not win the lottery. However, a better opportunity presented itself instead. I'm going to attend the 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) awards gala and after party on January 2nd. Have you ever made such a spontaneous decision and planning within a 72 hour window that could possibly change your life and leave your head spinning? Well that's what I experienced with the last, last, last minute decision to attend this event (Jan 1-4).

I'm going primarily to support my favorite actor, Michael Fassbender, who is being honored with the International Star award by PSIFF and this is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to be at a public Hollywood and entertainment industry event where he will be there accepting a much deserved honor. I'm excited about attending the event with friends, and dressing up really nice to attend an event where I can network and help lay down some bricks for my future move to LA in late 2016.

This year's roster of honored talent is ever growing and I look forward to meeting, if just for a moment, all of this year's honorees:

PSIFF has announced that Carol actress, Rooney Mara will receive its Spotlight award; Black Mass lead actor Johnny Depp will receive its Desert Palm Achievement Award (Actor); Carol and Truth lead actress Cate Blanchett will receive its Desert Palm Achievement Award (Actress); The Danish Girl and Ex Machina supporting actress Alicia Vikander will receive its Rising Star Award; Room lead actress Brie Larson will receive its Breakthrough Performance Award; Steve Jobs lead actor Michael Fassbender will receive its International Star Award (male); Brooklyn lead actress Saoirse Ronan will receive its International Star Award (female); and Spotlight co-writer/director Tom McCarthy will receive its Sonny Bono Visionary Award. - The Hollywood Reporter

Image from last year's event


  1. As I've already said, I'm very happy for you.
    You deserve to attend this event.
    I think that in your place I would be totally crazy %)
    That day I would be with you in thought. :)

  2. Wow Simone,

    That's great!And what a beginning of 2016.I'm so happy for you.