Marriage, Babies and Awards Season to Start 2015
The Palm Springs International Film Festival sent stars flocking to the desert community. British stars Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo each took home the Breakthrough Performance Award for their roles in Gone Girl and Selma respectively. Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore picked up the Desert Palm Achievement Award.
UK reality television singing talent show The Voice held its series launch with Welsh singing legend Tom Jones being joined by rapper/songwriter Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, solo singer Rita Ora, and lead singer of English band Kaiser Chiefs Ricky Wilson.
Hollywood welcomed the new year with marriage and babies, as Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced the birth of their first child, and long-time bachelorette Cameron Diaz tied the knot with singer Benji Madden, guitarist and vocalist for The Madden Brothers and the band Good Charlotte.
World War 1 era drama Testament of Yout” held its premiere in London. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, who has previously starred in Anna Karenina, A Royal Affair, The Fifth Estate and British actor Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame star as the ill-fated lovers. The British drama film is based on the First World War memoir of the same name written by British writer Vera Brittain.