POOL-PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PSIFF)
Palm Springs, 3 January 2019
1. SOUNDBITE (English) Jim Carrey, actor:
"I'd like to take a moment before we begin to close our eyes and meditate on the year that just passed. Aaaaagh! Aaaagh! Maybe not!"
2. Rami Malek greets Christian Slater
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rami Malek, actor:
"He's bisexual, gay, moved from Zanzibar to London, was a fish out of water. And somehow stepped on stage and told everyone they could be exactly who they wanted to be. They could be audacious, they could be bold, they could be irreverent, they could be inclusive and authentic and their best selves. He's allowed me to feel that way. He allows all of us to feel that way. This is because of and for Freddie Mercury. Thank you."
"It just feels good being Regina King. Thank you."
4. Emily Blunt takes stage with "Mary Poppins Returns" co-stars
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Emily Blunt, actress:
"If what Mary Poppins does for people is come in and infuse a sense of wonder and hope and joy, well then you must be Mary Poppins. Because that's what you did for us. So you are our Manny Poppins, always and forever. So thank you."
"I remember I was here six years ago. I gave the same award to David O. Russell. I was here for 'Silver Linings Playbook.' And the fact that I can be back here tonight pursuing a dream that I had as a kid and an idea that came to me about 4 1/2 years ago that was not a smart idea – the fourth remake of 'A Star is Born' with an actor that has never done a film and you've never directed anything at all – nothing – and try to sing live. But it's just a testament that if you believe in something so strong and you're willing to work tirelessly, you can get great artists like Sam Elliott."
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Emma Stone, actress:
"Her performances leave me and audiences everywhere I am assuming breathless because Olivia doesn't act. She is."
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Olivia Colman, actress:
"There's my character, Queen Anne, someone in whom resides all the madness, frustration, confusion and instability of a powerful person unfit for their job. I don't know if you know of anyone like that."