The calm before the storm of A-list celebrities, film insiders, adoring fans and media personalities with flashy cameras and smiles at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Monday evening.
Fans eagerly awaited as darkened limos pulled up hiding their favorites celebrities until it was time to walk down the famous red carpet and promote their up coming projects.
Ryan Gosling was one of the most talked about Hollywood hunks that night for his lead role in the film La La Land, he also made a tribute to Debbie Reynolds crediting her acting in Singin’ in the Rain as a great artistic performance.
But, it was Annette Bening who stole the show being honored with the Career Achievement Award.
She started her career as a stage actress in the 1980s, before her film debut in the 1988 comedy The Great Outdoor with Dan Aykroyd.
Other celebrities, who were honored at the festival with awards include Amy Adams (Chairman), Natalie Portman and Casey Affleck (Desert Palm Achievement), Tom Hanks (Icon) and Andrew Garfield (Spotlight)