Singer Lady Gaga is still winning big!
Although the Palm Springs International Film Awards were canceled for a second year in a row due to COVID-19 concerns, that didn’t stop the Oscar nominee from receiving the Icon Award for her performance in the Ridley Scott-directed film “House of Gucci.”
In December, festival chairman Harold Matzner announced her win, saying, “To many, Lady Gaga is an icon through her music, but she continues to impress audiences with her iconic acting roles. Following her memorable performance in A Star is Born, Lady Gaga yet again raises the bar in her portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci, the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire.”
He added, “For this tour-de-force performance, it is our honor to present the Icon Award to Lady Gaga.”
Lady Gaga Thanks Her Fans For Icon Award
Thank you so much to the #palmspringsfilmawards for the Icon Award. I dedicate this to all the beautiful communities who have come together for years to support a shared vision for kindness and bravery in the art of life.
My icon is a mirror. My icon is you. 🌙💫 #psiff2022 pic.twitter.com/GKzZ0mtl3x
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 7, 2022
The “A Star Is Born” actress took to Instagram in order to thank her fans for the win.
“Thank you so much to the #palmspringsfilmawards for the Icon Award,” she began. “I dedicate this to all the beautiful communities who have come together for years to support a shared vision for kindness and bravery in the art of life.”
“We deconstructed iconography with a repetition of images that were broken— many individuals, and not just singular stories, but many stories of the lives of real people who deserve love and liberation,” she added.
“My icon is a mirror,” she concluded. “My icon is you.”
Many fans and other celebrities offered congratulations on her big win! Past winners of the Icon Award include Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, and many others!
Who Else Was Honored At The Palm Springs International Film Festival?
“Being the Ricardos” actress Nicole Kidman was honored with a career achievement award.
Festival Chairman Harold Matzner announced her win by saying, “On American television, there are few classic stars more beloved than Lucille Ball. Rising to the challenge of playing such an iconic talent, Nicole Kidman delivers a truly spot-on performance in capturing both the on-camera comic timing and off-camera bravery that made Lucy an unstoppable force in the 1950s and ’60s.”
He added, “For this role, in the wake of her many other outstanding performances, we are thrilled to present the prestigious Career Achievement Award to Nicole Kidman.”
Past recipients of the award include Laura Dern, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Hopkins, and Spike Lee.
The film “Belfast” was honored with the Vanguard Award, which was presented to writer and director Kenneth Branagh and cast members Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, and Jude Hill.
“The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” actress Jessica Chastain was honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Best Actress and “tick, tick… BOOM!” actor Andrew Garfield was honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Best Actor.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) January 7, 2022
“Parallel Mothers” actress Penélope Cruz won the International Star Award and “The Power of the Dog” director Jane Campion won the Director of the Year Award.
“Respect” actress and singer Jennifer Hudson won the coveted Chairman’s Award, and Kristen Stewart won the Spotlight Award for her role as Princess Diana in 2021’s “Spencer.”
The star-studded cast of “King Richard” won the Ensemble Performance Award,” which was presented to Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal, and Tony Goldwyn.
Although many fans extended a hearty congratulations to all winners, fans still have their fingers crossed that they’ll be able to watch their favorite celebrities accept their awards in person in 2023!
Will Smith reflecting on the Ensemble Performance Award honoring King Richard by the #PSIFF2022 Film Awards on @etnow.#PalmSpringsFilmAwards #PSFilmAwards2022 @wbpictures @AmericanExpress #KingRichard #WillSmith @KingRichardFilm @willsmith @SaniyyaSidney @demisingleton pic.twitter.com/ksvxekL3Ym
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— Saniyya Sidney (@SaniyyaSidney) January 8, 2022