Emily Blunt To Receive Creative Impact Award
“No actor has had a bigger year than Emily Blunt in 2018,” said Variety co-editor-in-chief, Claudia Eller. The actress is shown here attending The Cinema Society’s screening of Mary Poppins Returns co-hosted by Lindt Chocolate at SVA Theatre on December 17, 2018 in New York City – Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images North America.
Actress Emily Blunt will be honored by Variety at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 4 as part of their annual brunch with the festival at the Parker Palm Springs. The brunch is presented by AT&T.
The Mary Poppins Returns star will receive the annual Creative Impact in Acting Award. Previous recipients of this award have included Daniel Kaluuya, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, and Steve Carell. The award celebrates Blunt’s year in film between her supporting role in A Quiet Place and her starring role in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. Emily has received SAG nominations for both roles and a Golden Globe nomination for Mary Poppins Returns.
“No actor has had a bigger year than Emily Blunt in 2018,” said Variety co-editor-in-chief, Claudia Eller. “From playing a mother fighting to save her family’s life in A Quiet Place to tackling one of cinema’s iconic characters in the musical Mary Poppins Returns, Emily Blunt has proven to be a versatile and commanding actress who can cross genres easily and with great success.”
Ryan Coogler will also be honored with the creative impact in directing award, with the cast members from Black Panther confirmed to present. Cadillac is a premiere sponsor of the event.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival will be held Jan. 3-14, 2019.