Paul Giamatti to Receive Icon Award at Palm Springs International Film Awards

The honor will come for Giamatti’s performance in Alexander Payne’s “The Holdovers”

Paul Giamatti in The Holdovers
Paul Giamatti in "The Holdovers" (Credit: Seacia Pavao/Focus Features)

Paul Giamatti will receive the Icon Award at the 2024 Palm Springs International Film Awards, the Palm Springs International Film Society announced on Wednesday.

Giamatti will receive the award for his performance in Alexander Payne’s “The Holdovers,” in which he plays a cranky teacher at a New England boarding school who must spend his Christmas break with students whose families aren’t able to take them for the holidays. His costar Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who plays the school cook, has previously been announced as the recipient of Palm Springs’ Breakthrough Performance Award.

Past winners of the Icon Award include Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close, Lady Gaga and Michael Douglas.


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