PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

Actors, directors and a composer are honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala Saturday night.

Actors and Actresses Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Helen Mirren, Naomi Watts, Bradley Cooper and Richard Gere, directors Tom Hooper and Robert Zemeckis, composer
Mychael Danna and the cast of "Argo" attended the star studded event. 

Award presenters include Tom Hanks, director Ang Lee and Diane Lane.   A total of 180 films from 68 countries are being shown during the festival, which opened Thursday night and will conclude on Jan. 13.

The festival will also include forums with directors, actors and entertainment journalists, a student screening day and a free screening.        

For more information on the festival and to see the full lineup, call (760) 322-2930 or go to www.psfilmfest.org.