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Academy Award-nominated actress
Carey Mulligan will be honored with the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award,"
Shailene Woodley and
Anton Yelchin will receive the "Hollywood Spotlight Award" at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony
Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce that Academy Award-nominated
Carey Mulligan will receive the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award," and
Andrea Riseborough, Shailene Woodley and
Anton Yelchin will receive the "Hollywood Spotlight 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
Andrea Riseborough, Shailene Woodley and
Anton Yelchin for their great talent," said Mr. de Abreu.
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 that they will honor five-time Oscar nominee
Glenn Close with the "Hollywood Career Achievement Award," 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," and actress
Felicity Jones with the "New Hollywood Award" for "Like Crazy." Other honorees include the cast of "The Help" (
Bryce Dallas Howard,
Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly,
Cicely Tyson, and
Mike Vogel), Director
Michel Hazanavicius, Producer Letty Aronson, Screenwriter Diablo Cody, Film Composer Alberto Iglesias, 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.
ABOUT CAREY MULLIGAN
Mulligan can currently be seen in FilmDistrict's action thriller "Drive," opposite
Bryan Cranston, and
Oscar Isaac. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, "Drive," is based on the
James Sallis novel. Mulligan will next been seen in "Shame," directed by
Steve McQueen. The film stars
Michael Fassbender, who plays a thirty-something man living in
New York who is unable to manage his sex life. Mulligan plays his troubled younger sister. "Shame" will be released in the U.S. by Fox Searchlight in December.
This fall, Mulligan began production on director
Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" in
Sydney, Australia. The film is based on
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Mulligan plays
Daisy Buchanan. The film will be released by Warner Brothers in 2012.
September 2010, Mulligan starred in Fox Searchlight's "Never Let Me Go," based on the award winning novel by
Kazuo Ishiguro. Also in
September 2010, Mulligan appeared in
Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," from 20th Century Fox, starring alongside a cast including
Frank Langella, and
Mulligan received an Academy Award nomination, a Golden Globe nomination, a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and garnered critical acclaim for her starring role in the Sony Classics film "An Education," written by
Nick Hornby and directed by Lone Scherfig. Also, she received the British Independent Film Award for "Best Actress," was named "Best Actress" by the National Board of Review, and was named "Best Actress" by the Orange British Academy of Film (BAFTA). Additional film credits include "Public Enemies," "The Greatest," "Brothers," "Pride and Prejudice" and "And When Did You Last See Your Father" with
Jim Broadbent and
ABOUT AMBER HEARD -- "The Rum Diary"
As stunning as she is talented,
Amber Heard is making waves with her captivating performances on the big screen. She will next be seen in "The Rum Diary" starring opposite
Johnny Depp and
Aaron Eckhart. The dramatic adventure film is an adaptation of the
Hunter S. Thompson novel and will be released on
She recently completed production on the independent film "Syrup," a dark satire also starring
Shiloh Fernandez. Heard also starred in
John Carpenter's "The Ward" and the independent film, "And Soon the Darkness," on which she also served as a co-producer. Some of her other films include "Zombieland," "The Stepfather," "The Pineapple Express," and "North Country."
ABOUT BERENICE BEJO -"The Artist"
Bejo can currently be seen in
Michel Hazanavicius' silent film, "The Artist," opposite
Jean Dujardin. The film follows a silent movie superstar and a young dancer who become interlinked as the arrival of talking pictures threatens their destinies. In 2001, she entered America's big screen by performing in "A Knight's Tale," and in 2002's "24 Hours in the Life of a Woman." Some of her film credits include "What Love Means," "Prey," Henri-George Clouzot's "Inferno," "Modern Love," "OSS117:
Cairo, Nest of Spies," "Final Arrangements," "Le Grand Role," and Cavalcade."
ABOUT ELLE FANNING -- "Super 8"
Elle was most recently seen last summer starring in the blockbuster film "Super 8" for director
J.J. Abrams and producer
Steven Spielberg. She made her feature film debut in 2001 at the young age of two when she co-starred as a "
Young Lucy" in New Line Cinema's "I Am Sam." Since then she has starred in more than 10 films and numerous episodes of television. In 2004, Elle appeared in Focus Films' "The Door in the Floor" from director
In 2006, Elle appeared in two movies. The first was
Paramount's "Babel," directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and starring
Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Next was Touchstone's "
Deja Vu," directed by
Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington. In 2007, Elle filmed "Reservation Road" where she played "Emma Learner," the daughter of
Joaquin Phoenix, and director John August's "The Nines." In 2008, she played the young Cate Blanchett in
Paramount's and director David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" opposite
Brad Pitt. Also that year, Elle starred as "
Phoebe Lichten" in the independent film "Phoebe in Wonderland" opposite Patricia Clarkson,
Felicity Huffman and
Bill Pullman, which premiered at the
Sundance Film Festival with rave reviews for its young star.
In 2010, Elle starred alongside
Stephen Dorff in Sofia Coppola's film "Somewhere," which won the Golden Lion for Best Picture at the Venice Film Festival. Elle was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for her performance in the film.
She will next be seen starring in Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt," which had its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, and this December stars opposite
Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson in Fox's "We Bought a Zoo" for director Cameron Crowe.
ABOUT JEAN DUJARDIN -- "The Artist"
Jean Dujardin began his first one-man show, the same year he met
Eric Collado, Bruno Salomone, Emmanuel Joucla, and
Eric Massot with whom he created the "Nous C Nous." In 1999, he became "Loulou" in "Un gars, une fille." This part permitted him to show his talent to a larger public. Since the end of "Un gars, une fille" in 2003, he has appeared in many films.
ABOUT ANDREA RISEBOROUGH -- "W.E."
Having spotted Andrea at the National Theatre, Mike Leigh offered her a place in the company of his latest film "Happy Go Lucky."