“Inception” Wins Hollywood Movie Awards
Hollywoodnews.com: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival’s “Hollywood Awards® Gala”ceremony was held last night before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,100 Hollywood Film Festival® attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
“INCEPTION” PHOTO GALLERY
The festival and awards, presented by Starz, announced this year’s winner of the “Hollywood Movie Award” — Chrisopher Nolan’s “Inception” — which was chosen by the public voting online at the Yahoo! Movies website. The voting site received 20 million unique visitors and over 160,000 votes were cast. The nominees for the “Hollywood Movie Award” were: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Despicable Me,” “The Expendables,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Inception,” “Iron Man 2,” “Salt,” “The Social Network,” “Shutter Island,” and “Toy Story 3.” The festival and awards also announced winners of the “Hollywood Discovery Awards,” chosen by public voting at the Yahoo! Movies website — Tyler Langdon – favorite male actor and Ariel King – favorite female actor. The nominees for favorite male actor were: Eric Hulen, Tyler Langdon, Jose Morales, and Cameron Radice and the nominees for favorite female actor were: Zamara Jimenez, Sarah Joanou, Ariel King, Lauren Serrano, and Jessica Williams.
The winners of the festival’s film competition were announced Sunday night at the “Hollywood Discovery Awards® Presentation Ceremony at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. This year’s winners are: “FORT MCCOY” by Kate Connor and Michael Worth — Best Feature Film; “RECONCILIATION: MANDELA’S MIRACLE” by Michael Henry Wilson — Best Documentary; “WILD TARGET” by Jonathan Lynn — Best Comedy; “EL ARMADILLO FRONTERIZO” by Miguel Anaya — Best Animation, and “THE DESPERATE” by Ben Hur Sepehr — Best Short Subject.
Special honors went to Sylvester Stallone for career achievement; Robert Duvall, Annette Bening, Sam Rockwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Andrew Garfield, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence, Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Josh Pence, Douglas Urbanski, Rooney Mara, Milla Jovovich, Mila Kunis, Leighton Meester, Barry Pepper, Noomi Rapace for acting; Zach Galifiankis for comedy; Tom Hooper for directing; Danny Boyle and Christian Colson for producing; Aaron Sorkin for screenwriting; “Toy Story 3,” directed by Lee Unkrich, for animation; Hans Zimmer for film composing; Wally Pfister for cinematography; Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for editing; Janek Sirrs (“Iron Man 2”) for visual effects; Robert Stromberg for production design; and Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary for innovation.
In addition, the Hollywood Humanitarian Award was presented to Sean Penn for his tireless work and devotion to helping the people of Haiti recover from the ravaging effects of the earthquake that struck in January.
Celebrities and Hollywood notables who attended the Hollywood Awards included Chris Albrecht – President and Chief Executive Officer of Starz LLC, Stephan Shelanski – Executive Vice President of Starz Entertainment, Arnold Schwarzenegger – Governor of California, Lt. General Ken Keen – Joint Task Force Haiti commander, Pam Dixon – President of the Casting Society of America, Timothy Sean Phillips – head of Yahoo!Movies, Josh Brolin, Danny DeVito, Aaron Eckhart, Jodie Foster, James Franco, Andy Garcia, Heather Graham, Paul Haggis, Bryce Dallas Howard; Ren Klyce, Justin Long, Leonard Maltin, Nancy Meyers, Carey Mulligan, Ryan Murphy, Christopher Nolan, Don Rickles, Hilary Swank, and Emma Thomas, to name a few. The gala awards presentation Monday evening was hosted by Mary Hart of “Entertainment Tonight” and attendees were treated to the music of Johnny Crawford and his Orchestra.
The sponsors of the Hollywood Film Festival include presenter sponsor Starz Entertainment, and American Cinema Editors, American Society of Cinematographers, ArcLight Cinemas, The Casting Society of America, Castit Systems.com, Celebrity Services, Entertainment Tonight, Focus Features, Fox Searchlight, ILM, Los Angeles Times, Motion Picture Editors Guild, Sony Classics, Universal Pictures, Variety, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., The Weinstein Company and YAHOO! Movies, Inc., among others.
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