‘Black Mass’ Portrayal Of ‘Whitey’ Bulger Recognized At 27th Annual Event
It’s going to be a Happy New Year for actor Johnny Depp.
Just one day after the start of 2016, he will be presented the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
He will receive the award at the event’s annual gala for his performance as James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass. Each year the festival gives the award to an actor and actress to recognize an outstanding performance.
“Johnny Depp is one of the most versatile and dynamic actors of our time,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner.
“In his latest film, Black Mass, Depp, in a stunning transformation, creates a gripping and multi-layered portrait of infamous gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger. He delivers an astounding performance that has earned raves from both critics and audiences and is sure to garner awards attention. It is our honor to present the 2016 Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor, to Johnny Depp.”
Black Mass tells of the unholy alliance between ruthless mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp) and childhood friend-turned-FBI agent, John Connolly (Joel Edgerton).
The Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart and presenting sponsor Entertainment Tonight, will be held Saturday, January 2, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Tickets start at $350.
The Festival runs January 1-11.
Gala Tickets: Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Show