Richard Gere and Brit Marling in "Arbitrage"
Richard Gere and Brit Marling in "Arbitrage"

Continuing their pre-Oscar fanfare, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will honor veteran Richard Gere, who nabbed a Golden Globe nomination last week for "Arbitrage," with the Chairman's Award on January 5 at the awards gala. (We flipcammed Gere here.)

Past recipients of the Chairman's Award include Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Dustin Hoffman.

Other honoree recipients at the 24th PSIFF include Helen Mirren, the ensemble cast of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Bradley Cooper, Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts and Robert Zemeckis.