Back of Palm Springs Film Festival Brings Out Big Award Show Names! Anna Kendrick, Mariah Carey and Marion Cotillard may become especially familiar faces this award season thanks to their acclaimed films, and the three lovely ladies were among the red carpet attendees at last night's Palm Springs International Film Festival gala. Anna joked on the red carpet about learning how not to fuss with herself when she's all done up, saying, "I'm trying to get used to the dresses and the heels and trying not to play with my hair when it's been so perfectly coiffed." Meanwhile, Mariah just gushed about how lucky she is to have landed a part in the movie since the book on which Precious is based means so much to her. The gala kicked off the festival that runs until Jan. 17, which is the night of the Golden Globes and right before Sundance. Anna took the stage during the evening and also landed a new part — she'll join Seth Rogen and James McAvoy for the buzzed-about upcoming cancer comedy. The esteemed Quentin Tarantino, Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood also attended last night's events as they brush off their tux collections for a busy few months. Sean Penn, who was all over the circuit last year for Milk, just resigned onto the Three Stooges movie. Overall, the night was a success and set the mood for all the shows, including tonight's People's Choice Awards! View 30 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 More photos from the film festival so . View 30 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 Photo 18 Photo 19 Photo 20 Photo 21 Photo 22 Photo 23 Photo 24 Photo 25 Photo 26 Photo 27 Photo 28 Photo 29 Photo 30 Images include: Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren, Mariah Carey, Anna Kendrick, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Quentin Tarantino, Sean Penn Image Source: Getty Comments sidra5397 7 years Marion is stunning as usual and I really like that Anna girl's dress. bazookasam 7 years Anna's dress is amazing! cdelaney 7 years I love Anna's dress! It is beautiful. cupcakers 7 years I'm glad Anna is getting recognition for her work, she's really talented. jaan_black 7 years reason #1,432,845 for Mariah to be drunk in public PLEASE-CANCEL 7 years I don't like Mariah's dress at all. Shannolyn 7 years Marion Cotillard always looks so lovely. myfairlady93 7 years Anna and Marion look so beautiful babaloo 7 years And so it begins....Marion Cotillard looks fantastic. Mariah looks heavy which seems unfair to say because she looks good, just bigger than she normally does and she's all covered up. Anna Kendrick looks cute and boring. Helen Mirren is a goddess. babaloo 7 years And so it begins....Marion Cotillard looks fantastic. Mariah looks heavy which seems unfair to say because she looks good, just bigger than she normally does and she's all covered up. Anna Kendrick looks cute and boring. Helen Mirren is a godess. Pollyxoxo 7 years Marion Cotillard looks amazing!