The Palm Springs International Film Awards has announced that Gary Oldman will be the recipient of the Chairman’s Award for his performance in “Mank.”
“Gary Oldman gives another mesmerizing performance as Herman J. Mankiewicz in David Fincher’s “Mank.” Oldman plays the role to perfection as the films follow the screenwriter’s journey while is co-writing the script for Citizen Kane,” said Harold Matzner. “We are delighted to recognize one of this generation’s greatest actors, Gary Oldman with this year’s Chairman’s Award.”
Oldman, who has starred in “The Darkest Hour” and won an Oscar for his portrayal of Winston Churchill, was previously honored at the festival with the Desert Palm Achievement Award in 2018 and International Star Award in 2012.
In “Mank,” (streaming on Netflix) 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J.