Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Melissa McCarthy, Charlize Theron and more Oscar contenders hit Palm Springs Film Fest Gala
Honorees hope to solidify nominations with the desert Academy members
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Two competitors for best supporting actress
In a surprise, Melissa McCarthy presented the Breakthrough Performance Award to Octavia Spencer at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Either McCarthy or Spencer could have won the honor and both are contenders for a 2012 Academy Awards best supporting actress nominee.