Zimmer, Pfister, ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Iron Man 2’ kick off the season

Posted by · 10:12 am · September 16th, 2010

The first awards of the Oscar season have been announced for Carlos de Abreu’s Hollywood Film Festival.  Hans Zimmer will get some love for his “Inception” score, while Wally Pfister will be recognized for his work behind the camera on the film.  Meanwhile, “Toy Story 3” and “Iron Man 2” have been singled out for exemplary animation and visual effects respectively.  Check out last year’s list of winners here.  The press release, in part:

The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that composer Hans Zimmer, will be given the “Hollywood Film Composer Award,” cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C., will receive the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award,” Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” directed by Lee Unkrich and produced by Darla K. Anderson, will receive the “Hollywood Animation Award,” and Paramount Pictures’ “Iron Man 2” and visual effects supervisors Ben Snow and Janek Sirrs will receive the “Hollywood Visual Effects Award.”

“We are honored to have these exceptionally talented artists honored for their outstanding work and creative vision at this year’s festival,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards.

The festival and awards will mark their return on October 20 for a week long series of screenings, competitions and awards. The Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2010.

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