Sept. 26, 2011
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce honorees that will be recognized for their achievements at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in
October 24, 2011
Academy Award-nominated actor
will receive the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award," for "Beginners," actor
will be honored with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award," for "50/50," actress
will be honored with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actress Award," for "The Tree of Life," "Coriolanus," "The Debt," "The Help," and "Take Shelter," and actress
will receive the "New Hollywood Award" for "Like Crazy."
"It is extraordinary that all of these honorees have contributed their talent to such high quality films, and it is a great pleasure to honor them for their work," said
Carlos de Abreu
, Founder of the Hollywood Awards Gala.
The Hollywood Film Awards Gala launches the awards season. In the past eight years a total of 73 Oscar nominations and 27 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Awards.
The 2011 Hollywood Film Festival has also announced they will honor the cast of "The Help" (
Bryce Dallas Howard
, Ahna O'Reilly,
) with the "Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award," Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, Editor
, Production Designer James Murakami and Visual Effects Supervisor
at their annual Awards Gala. In addition, Gore Verbinski's "Rango" will be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, along with additional honorees to be announced in the coming weeks.
has long been one of the most respected actors in theater and film. In 2008,
Alfred A. Knopf
published Plummer's memoir, "In Spite of Myself," which became one of the most acclaimed autobiographies of recent years. He has also written for the stage, television, and the concert hall.
Mr. Plummer's first film was
's "Stage Struck," with
and Susan Strasberg. His notable movies since then have included
's "The Man Who Would Be King," in which he portrayed author
's "The Fall of The Roman Empire,"
's "Battle of
's "Wind Across the Everglades,"
's "Inside Daisy Clover,"
's Academy Award-winning "The Sound of Music," opposite
' "The Return of the Pink Panther," with
's "The Silent Partner,"
's "Murder by Decree," in which he played
and for which he won the Genie Award (
's Oscar equivalent) for Best Actor,
's "Somewhere in Time," with
's "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,"
's "Malcolm X" and "Inside Man,"
's "Twelve Monkeys" and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,"
's Academy Award-winning "A Beautiful Mind," Atom Egoyan's "Ararat,"
's "National Treasure,"
Gary David Goldberg
's "Must Love Dogs,"
's "The New World,"
's "Man in the Chair," for which Mr. Plummer was named Best Actor at the
International Film Festival; and
's "The Insider," as
For his portrayal of novelist Leo Tolstoy, opposite
, in "The Last Station," written and directed by
, Mr. Plummer received Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Spirit Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
Most recently, he was seen starring alongside
acclaimed comedy/drama "Beginners."
He again stars as the legendary John Barrymore in the feature "Barrymore," directed and adapted by
from the William Luce play for which Mr. Plummer won a Tony Award. The film recently premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Next he will star with
's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," due out in
will next be seen in "50/50," a comedy directed by
Bryce Dallas Howard
. He will then star in the action thriller "Premium Rush," directed by
, who also co-wrote the script. He recently wrapped production on "Looper," for which he reunited with his "Brick" director,
, and will star opposite
. He is currently in production on "The Dark Knight Rises," the third and final installment in the Batman series, which will be directed by
. Gordon-Levitt was also recently cast as
Robert Todd Lincoln
in the film "Lincoln" alongside
Tommy Lee Jones
, which will be directed by
Gordon-Levitt's additional film credits include
's Academy Award-nominated action-drama "Inception," "Hesher," "(500) Days of Summer," "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Miracle at St. Anna," "Stop-Loss," "The Lookout," "Killshot," "Shadowboxer," "Brick; "Mysterious Skin," and "Manic. Early in his career, Gordon-Levitt won a
Award for his first major role, in
's drama "A River Runs Through It." He went on to co-star in "Angels in the Outfield," "The Juror," "
H20," and "10 Things I Hate About You."
recently co-starred in "The Tree of Life," this year's Palme d'Or winner at
, written and directed by
, "The Help" written and directed by
, in which she co-stars with
Bryce Dallas Howard
, Ahna O'Reilly,
, as well as "The Debt" with
. She will next be seen in the feature films "Coriolanus," directed by and co-starring
, "The Wettest County" opposite
, and "Take Shelter" co-starring with
the Juilliard School
where she starred in "Romeo and Juliet." At the senior class Juilliard showcase, Chastain landed a coveted talent deal with Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer
. After completing a pilot for Wells and director
, Chastain returned to the stage in the Los Angeles Wadsworth Theatre production of "Salome," where director
cast Chastain to play the title role of Salome opposite Pacino. Continuing the collaboration, she starred in the recent film version, "Wilde Salome," directed by Pacino. Chastain's work in "Salome" received enormous critical attention and led to her being cast in the dynamic title role in "Jolene" directed by
. The film also stars
. Chastain won the Best Actress Award at the 2008
Film Festival for this role.
earned a Special Jury Award for acting when "Like Crazy" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. She reunites with
for his follow-up, a currently untitled film she is shooting in
. Jones also recently completed several additional projects including "Hysteria," with
; "This Beautiful Fantastic," directed by
and written by
; and "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," directed by
based on Julia Strachey's 1932 novella, with
Additional film credits include the following: Page 8, a thriller by award-winning director
; The Chalet Girl, a romantic comedy with
, Bill Nighy and
's film adaptation of
's The Tempest, also starring Dame
; Albatross, directed by
; Cemetery Junction, a comedy written and directed by the award-winning partnership of
, alongside a stellar cast including
; Soulboy, a coming-of-age drama directed by Shimmy Marcus; Cheri, directed by
; Brideshead Revisited, directed by
; and Flashbacks Of A Fool, with
, rapper Eve,
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