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'Silver Linings Playbook' Star Bradley Cooper Honored with Palm Springs' Desert Palm Achievement Award

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 10, 2012 at 1:09PM

Bradley Cooper will recieve the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Desert Palm Achievement Award for acting at its January 5 awards gala.
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Bradley Cooper in 'Silver Linings Playbook'
Bradley Cooper in 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Bradley Cooper will recieve the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Desert Palm Achievement Award for acting at its January 5 awards gala. PSIFF's Harold Matzner states that, “Cooper’s portrayal of Pat Solution [in 'Silver Linings Playbook' is a career best performance that has created Oscar buzz and has audiences rooting for him despite the challenges he faces throughout the film."

Cooper also receive the National Board of Review's Best Actor award, and is nominated for an Indie Spirit Award. Up next for Cooper is "The Hangvoer Part III," Derek CIanfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines" and Susanne Bier's "Serena" with his "SLP" co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Also being honored at PSIFF is the cast of the cast of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"), Robert Zemeckis ("Flight") and Sally Field ("Lincoln").
 

This article is related to: Bradley Cooper, Awards, Awards, Silver Linings Playbook, Palm Springs International Film Festival


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.