Breakthrough actors Scott Eastwood and Teresa Palmer were feted with the Rising Star awards at the opening night of the 2015 Maui Film Festival on Wednesday (03Jun15).
Clint Eastwood's 29-year-old son has had a memorable year, with roles in The Longest Ride and the upcoming Suicide Squad film, and his admirable fast-evolving career was recognized at a celebration at the Wailea Golf Club in Hawaii for the annual festival.
As he accepted the prize, Eastwood noted that his journey to fame hasn't been as easy as some might think, saying, "It's been a hell of a ride, it really has. People don't realize that you can make a film, and it may not be all that great of a film, but you have an amazing experience... It's always a great life experience."
Australian actress Palmer received the same accolade, while other awards went to Girls star Adam Driver, who was given the Shining Star prize.
Irish heartthrob Colin Farrell was presented the Navigator Award, which honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction while maintaining a commitment to excellence.