Duvall, Bening latest honorees for Hollywood fest

Posted by · 9:33 am · September 29th, 2010

The press release, in part: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that Academy Award-nominated actress Annette Bening will be honored with the “Hollywood Actress Award” and Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall will receive the “Hollywood Actor Award” at the festival’s Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony. “It is […]

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‘127 Hours,’ ‘Social Network’ up for Hollywood fest honors

Posted by · 8:54 am · September 27th, 2010

The press release, in part: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that producers Danny Boyle and Christian Colson will be honored with the “Hollywood Producer Award,” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will get the “Hollywood Screenwriter Award,” and Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall will be honored with […]

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Rockwell, Carter, Garfield, Wasikowska tapped for HFF honors

Posted by · 11:18 am · September 20th, 2010

On the heels of last week’s introductory announcement, it has been announced that Sam Rockwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Andrew Garfield and Mia Wasikowska will be recognized at this year’s Hollywood Film Festival awards.  The press release, in part: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce honorees […]

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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 […]

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Gabourey Sidibe and Jeremy Renner at Hollywood Fest

Posted by · 1:08 pm · November 8th, 2009

You can head over to the Hollywood Film Festival’s YouTube channel and check out a slew of acceptance speeches from the show.  Here’s Gabourey Sidibe accepting the New Hollywood Award, presented by Taraji P. Henson: Jeremy Renner accepting the Hollywood Breakthrough Actor award (presented by Charlize Theron) after the jump.

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‘Star Trek,’ ‘White Ribbon’ round out Hollywood Film Awards

Posted by · 12:06 pm · October 27th, 2009

The publicity stunt that is the Hollywood Film Awards came and went last night.  Nearly all of the winners had been previously announced, but “Star Trek” took the Hollywood Film Award after being voted upon by the public at large, while “The White Ribbon” took the Hollywood World Award. Here is the full slate of […]

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10/23 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 7:52 am · October 23rd, 2009

• Pete Hammond follows up on the Academy’s foreign screenings, plus more. [Notes on a Season] • Like me, Steven Zeitchik senses a little “Slumdog” in “Precious.” [Risky Business] • David Poland catches some intriguing similarities between the recently released “Invictus” and a number of other posters from Eastwood flicks. [The Hot Blog]

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10/21 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:56 am · October 21st, 2009

• Pete Hammond joins the speculation that yesterday’s Oscarcast producer announcement bodes well for a Jackman repeat. [Notes on a Season] • Nathaniel Rogers is awed in the presence of Tilda Swinton at the New Yorker Festival. (Where, apparently, “Michael Clayton” was never mentioned. Huh.) [Tribeca Film] • David Poland brands the Gotham Awards “meaningless” […]

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Waltz, Frechette tapped by Hollywood fest, plus world awards

Posted by · 8:50 am · October 19th, 2009

The list of Hollywood Film Festival award winners is winding down.  Today’s announcement brings the Hollywood Supporting Actor prize for Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds,” making this officially the widest possible net festival brass could have cast.  But Waltz will be going into the season with two wins under his belt already, here and in […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Foxes, festivals and foreign contenders

Posted by · 7:54 pm · October 16th, 2009

• The 53rd annual London Film Festival kicked off with Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” — we reviewed it here. • Speaking of festivals, the AFI Fest unveiled its own complete lineup, with “Fox” and “A Single Man” as its bookends. • This week’s edition of The Long Shot considered the extensive possibilities for black, […]

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Hilary Swank tapped for lead actress award by Hollywood fest

Posted by · 10:11 am · October 14th, 2009

We’re slowly rounding out the list of honorees at this year’s Hollywood Film Festival, a slate of “winners” that I’d be inclined to call the result of, well, hard-working publicists getting the word out on their clients rather than honest-to-God consideration of artistic merit, but hey, tis the season. Today, Hilary Swank has been announced […]

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Hollywood Film Fest to honor Moore, Cooper, Kavanaugh

Posted by · 8:50 am · October 12th, 2009

New awards announced today via press release include Julianne Moore for the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award (for “A Single Man,” among other films), Bradley Cooper for the Hollywood Comedy Award (something had to go, by proxy, to “The Hangover,” I guess) and Ryan Kavanaugh for the Hollywood Producer Award. Additionally, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Melanie Lynsky, Paul […]

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De Niro to be honored by Hollywood fest

Posted by · 8:51 am · October 6th, 2009

We’ve brought you up to speed on the list of Hollywood Film Festival award honorees the last few weeks (full list after the jump).  But today we get the news that Robert De Niro has been tapped to receive the Hollywood Actor Award, adding some steam to his bid for a lead actor Oscar nomination […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Foreign contenders and underdogs

Posted by · 6:18 pm · October 2nd, 2009

• The deadline for Best Foreign Language Film entries passed, as Israel and Italy bucked conventional wisdom with their selections. • Among the better-received contenders, however, were major festival prizewinners from Australia and Greece. A full list of submissions here. • As the smaller studios beef up their Oscar prospects, this week’s Off the Carpet […]

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Bigelow, Ephron, ‘Up,’ ‘Transformers’ to be honored at Hollywood fest

Posted by · 9:50 am · September 30th, 2009

The awards keep coming for “The Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow, who is already set to be feted at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.  As her film’s star Jeremy Renner takes down the Breakthrough Actor award at the upcoming Hollywood Film Festival, Bigelow herself will receive the Hollywood Director Award, fest director Carlos de Abreu […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Festival pick-ups, the season’s fetes and the PGA’s 10

Posted by · 8:12 pm · September 25th, 2009

• We wrapped up Toronto as Lee Daniels’s “Precious” took the festival’s audience award, putting it on a solid track for Oscar. • We got a look at the first trailer for “Harry Brown,” which may or may not be an awards film for actor Michael Caine.  John, you’ll recall, isn’t feeling it. • We […]

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Mulligan, Renner, Daniels, Sidibe, Neustadter, Webb to receive Hollywood film fest awards

Posted by · 9:16 am · September 23rd, 2009

The Hollywood Film Festival has become just another stop on the awards campaign trail these days, various publicists getting in the ears of festival directors to make sure their clients get their (in most cases deserved) props as the season takes hold, amping up the exposure, etc.  So with that in mind, the list of […]

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Amen

Posted by · 11:00 am · October 28th, 2008

Robert Pattinson, star of “Twilight,” which is set to be released on Nov. 21, was just as clueless in his acceptance speech for the new Hollywood award. “I’m shocked and astonished that I’ve been given an award before my film’s come out. It’s all hype,” he candidly admitted before thanking festival founder Carlos de Abreu. […]

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