Actress Viola Davis was chosen as the best actress at the Palm Springs Film Festival, UPI reports, quoted by BTA.
She was awarded for her role as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey: The Mother of the Blues.
“Viola Davis is one of the most respected actresses of her generation because of her strong roles on stage and screen, such as” Fences “and” How to Get Away with Murder. ” In the new film “Ma Rainey: The Mother of the Blues”, she is fully embodied in the famous singer with a bright and remarkable performance, which will undoubtedly receive an Oscar nomination, said festival president Harold Matzner.
The Palm Springs Film Festival was canceled this year due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus, as well as the award ceremony. However, the festival announced the winners.
The winner of the award for best actor at the Palm Springs Film Festival is Reese Ahmed.
Andra Day received the Breakthrough Award, Anthony Hopkins – Outstanding Achievement Award, Carrie Mulligan – International Star, Leslie Odom Jr. – Spotlight Award, Gary Oldman – President’s Award, Chloe Zhao – Director of the Year.
The “Trial Against Chicago 7” was awarded the “Vanguard” award.
A broadcast of the awards will be broadcast on Entertainment Tunity TV on February 11 and February 25.