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Marion Cotillard, Sean Penn and Quentin Tarantino hit the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards

January 6, 2010 |  4:11 pm

Marionhead Just because they weren't leaning on the open bar doesn't mean the sober stars attending the 21st Annual Palm Springs Film Festival shouldn't get some love.

Mariah Carey may have stolen the spotlight with her spirited speech, but other heavyweights did show face at the Palm Springs Convention Center for the awards presentation.

Sean Penn attended the bash for his third consecutive year, presenting an achievement award to composer T Bone Burnett for his work on "Crazy Heart." After the show, Penn attended the celeb-packed Parker for cocktails with gay activist Cleve Jones (instrumental in the making of Penn's Oscar-winning "Milk") and directors Jason Reitman and Quentin Tarantino.  

Nearby, Marion Cotillard gushed about receiving her best actress award for "Nine," so soon after her 2008 breakthrough award win for "La Vie en Rose." 

Also in the crowd were Clint Eastwood, who drove himself to the event, and "Jennifer's Body" mastermind Diablo Cody

Jeff Bridges, star of "Crazy Heart," made it to the shindig to snag his trophy -- presented by Michelle Pfeiffer -- but with a bad case of walking pneumonia. Perhaps Mariah has a cure for what ails him?

See more photos from Palm Springs after the jump!

-- Matt Donnelly 

Photo: Marion Cotillard has been handsomely rewarded for her turn as a scorned Italian wife in "Nine." Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press.


Photo: Screenwriter Diablo Cody presented Quentin Tarantino with a trophy for his well received "Inglourious Basterds." In his speech, Tarantino remarked that the blown glass statue resembled "a bong." Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press.


Photo: Morgan Freeman beams with pride over his award for "Invictus." And no, the hand's not fake. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press.


Photo: Jeff Bridges is enjoying a boost from his hugely buzzed-about performance in "Crazy Heart." His Palm Springs festival prize also came with a lovely accessory, Michelle Pfeiffer. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press.


Photo: Helen Mirren classes up the joint. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press.


Photo: And then -- then there was Mariah Carey. Mariah, Mariah, Mariah. Oh my. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press.