Jonah Hill Still Can't Believe He's Friends With Leonardo DiCaprio
Palm Springs International Film Festival attendees followed a late night at Saturday's official awards gala and afterparty with a mimosa-soaked brunch at Variety's Creative Impact Awards today. Jonah Hill was honored with the event's acting award for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street. Jonah reflected on expanding his talents beyond comedy in his acceptance speech and also talked about how surreal it is to have worked with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. "I really want to thank Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese," he said, "which sounds crazy that I'm referring to them in a way that I actually know them, as opposed to abstract, heroic figures. I love those guys." He also took a guess at how they might be spending their morning. "They're probably on Mars right now, or wherever they hang out."
Colin Farrell and Melissa McCarthy were also on hand at The Parker hotel for the festivities. Colin honored his Saving Mr. Banks director, John Lee Hancock, with the creative impact in directing award, and Melissa was there to celebrate her husband, Ben Falcone. Ben was named one of Variety's 10 directors to watch for his upcoming movie Tammy, which just so happens to star his wife.