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Annette Bening and Robert Duvall to be Honored at the Hollywood Awards Gala

hollywoodnews.com: 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 a privilege to honor and to celebrate Annette Bening’s and Robert Duvall’s extraordinary talent as well as remarkable work and to recognize their outstanding acting achievements,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the Hollywood Awards Gala.

The gala ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2010.

Annette Bening has received three Academy Award nominations for her roles in “Being Julia,” “American Beauty, ” and “The Grifters.” She can be seen recently in Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right,” which also stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, and Mia Wasikowska, and Rodrigo Garcia’s “Mother and Child.”

Bening’s other film credits include: Rodrigo Garcia’s “Mother and Child”; Diane English’s “The Women”; Ryan Murphy’s “Running with Scissors”; Kevin Costner’s “Open Range”; Mike Nichols’ “What Planet Are You From?”; Sam Mendes’ “American Beauty”; Edward Zwick’s “The Siege”; Warren Beatty’s “Bulworth”; Tim Burton’s “Mars Attacks!”; Rob Reiner’s “The American President”; Richard Loncraine’s “Richard III”; Glenn Gordon Caron’s “Love Affair”; Neil Jordan’s “In Dreams” Barry Levinson’s “Bugsy”; Mike Nichols’ “Regarding Henry”; Irwin Winkler’s “Guilty,” “Postcards from the Edge”; Milos Forman’s “Valmont”; and Howard Deutch’s “The Great Outdoors.”

Robert Duvall can be seen recently in Aaron Schneider’s “Get Low” starring Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, and Lucas Black. A leading man since the 1960s, Robert Duvall has specialized in taciturn cowboys, fierce leaders and driven characters of all types.He is respected by his peers and adored by audiences worldwide, he has earned numerous Oscar® nominations for his performances in “The Godfather,” “Apocalypse Now,” “The Great Santini,” “The Apostle” and “A Civil Action.” Duvall won the Academy Award® as Best Actor for his role in “Tender Mercies,” and later earned the Golden Globe for his performance in the title role of HBO’s “Stalin.” More recently, Duvall was honored with the Golden Globe and Emmy Award for his iconic portrayal of “Prentice Ritter” in AMC’s “Broken Trail.” Duvall made his big screen debut in 1962, as the creepy “Boo Radley” in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” He has gone on to star in such classics as “Bullitt,” “True Grit,” “M*A*S*H,” “The Conversation,” “Network,” “The Natural,” “Colors,” “Days of Thunder,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Rambling Rose,” “Wrestling Ernest Hemingway,” “Phenomenon,” “A Civil Action,” “Open Range,” and “Thank You For Smoking,” among many others.

As a director and producer, Duvall got behind the camera for his labor of love project “The Apostle” in which he also starred. The film went on to earn many accolades, including being named on over seventy-five film critics? Top 10 Films for 1997 lists, including the “New York Times” and “Los Angeles Times.” He alsowrote, produced and starred in “Assassination Tango.” Duvall was most recently seen as the Old Man in “The Road,” which stars Viggo Mortensen and is based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy.

Previously announced honorees for this year’s Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the “Humanitarian Award”; Helena Bonham Carter for the “Supporting Actress Award”; Sam Rockwell for the “Supporting Actor Award”; Andrew Garfield for the “Breakthrough Actor Award”; Mia Wasikowska for the “Breakthrough Actress Award”; Danny Boyle and Chris Colson for the “Producer Award”; Aaron Sorkin for the “Screenwriter Award”; Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” and director Lee Unkrich for the “Animation Award”; Hans Zimmer for “Film Composer Award”; Wally Pfister for “Cinematographer Award”; Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for the “Hollywood Editor Award”; Paramount Pictures’ “Iron Man 2” and visual effects supervisors Ben Snow and Janek Sirrs for the “Visual Effects Award”; and Robert Stromberg for “Production Designer Award.”

The festival and awards will mark their return on October 20 for a weeklong 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.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 16 premium channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.3 million and 31.9 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its Starz, Encore and MoviePlex brands. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and is attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).

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