“Mary Poppins Returns” to be Honored at Palm Springs Film Festival

Emily Blunt in "Mary Poppins Returns" teaser trailer. Screenshot via Movieclips Trailers/Youtube

Mary Poppins Returns is receiving a lot of buzz this Oscar season, and the cast is currently getting ready to receive their first shiny statue. They will be honored with the special ensemble performance award at upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival.

The film’s director Rob Marshall will be in charge of presenting this award to the cast, and festival chairman Harold Matzner believes they couldn’t have picked better film for this occasion.

Mary Poppins Returns is a happy film, that re-creates the magic and adventure of the first film. Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda lead an excellent ensemble cast that also includes Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury and many others,” stated Matzner.

The list of previous honorees includes Oscar-winning film Argo and Academy Award nominees American Hustle, The Big Short, and The Social Network. Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) and Olivia Coleman (The Favourite) will also receive special awards at the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs from January 3 to January 14, 2019.