There’s a possible Oscar nomination for Julianne Moore in the works. The actor’s latest film, centered on a woman dealing with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, is getting rave reviews as it wraps up its screenings and preps for release early next year.
Moore will be picking up the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 26th annual PSIFF Awards Gala on Jan. 3 for her work in the project. Other actors to receive the award in recent years include Sandra Bullock (Gravity, 2013), Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 2012), Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn, 2011) and Natalie Portman (Black Swan, 2010). As you can see, there’s a nice Oscar-worthy trend from the celebration.
During the event festival chairman Harold Matzner said, “Throughout her career, Julianne More has delivered a wide range of extraordinary performances, from such diverse Oscar-nominated films as Boogie Nights and Far from Heaven to this year’s Cannes winner for best actress Maps to the Stars.” He then added, “In her latest film Still Alice, she faces one of her most demanding and challenging roles yet as Alice, a woman diagnose with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Moore delivers another career-defining performance that is sure to captivate audiences and bring attention to this devastating disease.”
The film was co-directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, based on the novel written by Lisa Genova. The screenplay was written by Richard Glatzer. Kristen Stewart, was on-hand to support Moore at the festival, taking time off from Equals and her other more popular projects to help promote the film. Kate Bosworth and Alec Baldwin round-out the incredible cast.