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Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce that five-time Oscar nominee
Glenn Close will be honored with the "Hollywood Career Achievement Award" at the festival's Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place
October 24, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in
The announcement was made today by
Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the
Hollywood Film Festival. "It is a privilege to honor and to celebrate
Glenn Close's extraordinary talent and remarkable career," said Mr. de Abreu.
The Hollywood Film Awards Gala launches the awards season and 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 that they will honor Academy Award-nominated actress
Michelle Williams with the "Hollywood Actress Award" for "My Week with Marilyn," Academy Award-nominated actor
Christopher Plummer with the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award" for "Beginners," actor
Joseph Gordon-Levitt with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award" for "50/50," actress
Jessica Chastain with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actress Award" for "The Tree of Life," "Coriolanus," "The Debt," "The Help," and "Take Shelter," and actress
Felicity Jones with the "New Hollywood Award" for "Crazy Love." Other honorees include the cast of "The Help" (
Bryce Dallas Howard,
Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly,
Cicely Tyson and
Mike Vogel), Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, Editor
Stephen Mirrione, Production Designer James Murakami, and Visual Effects Supervisor
Scott Farrar 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.
Five-time Oscar nominee
Glenn Close enjoys a career that has spanned every medium from film to television to the stage. She next stars as the title character in "
Albert Nobbs" alongside a distinguished cast that includes
Janet McTeer, Mia Wasikowska, and
Brendan Gleeson. A passion project of Close's for nearly 20 years, "
Albert Nobbs" is directed by
Rodrigo Garcia with whom Close has worked two previous times ("Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her" and "Nine Lives"). In addition to writing the screenplay with
John Banville, Close also served as producer of the film, which earned her raves at the 2011 Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals.
Close made her feature film debut in George Roy Hill's "The World According to Garp," for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. She was subsequently honored with Oscar nominations for her performances in
Lawrence Kasdan's "The Big Chill,"
Barry Levinson's "The Natural,"
Adrian Lyne's "Fatal Attraction," and
Stephen Frears' "Dangerous Liaisons."
Her other films include "Jagged Edge," "Reversal of Fortune," "Hamlet," "Meeting Venus," "The Paper," "101 Dalmatians," "102 Dalmatians," "Air Force One," "Cookie's Fortune," "The Safety of Objects," "Le Divorce," "Heights," and "Evening."