Nancy O’Dell to host 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala ceremony Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell will host the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony at the Hollywood Film Festival, presented by Starz Entertainment, on Monday, October 24th at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. This marks Entertainment Tonight’s eighth year hosting the Hollywood Film Awards Gala which honors excellence in the art of filmmaking, as well as creative talent within the global creative community.

“I’m thrilled to help honor the tremendously talented artists at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards,” said Nancy O’Dell, host of Entertainment Tonight.

“We are very excited to have Nancy O’Dell join us as our host for this year’s gala. We are extremely appreciative of the ongoing support from Entertainment Tonight and hope the relationship continues for many years,” stated Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the Hollywood Film Awards Gala.

The Hollywood Film Awards launches the awards season. In the last 8 years, a total of 73 Oscar nominations and 27 Oscars were given to films showcased and/or to the nominees and honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards.

The 2011 Hollywood Film Festival has announced they will honor “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, Editor Stephen Mirrione, Production Designer James Murakami and Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar at their annual Awards Gala. Gore Verbinski’s “Rango” will also be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, along with additional honorees to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Hollywood Film Festival will mark its return on October 20th for a weeklong series of screenings, competitions and awards, culminating in The Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 24, 2011.

About Nancy O’Dell
Nancy O’Dell joined “Entertainment Tonight” in January, 2011. She was tapped by Oprah and Mark Burnett Productions to host one of OWN network’s premiere primetime shows entitled “Your Own Show” which launched in January 2011. O’Dell has contributed reports to CBS’s “The Early Show,” NBC News’ “Today” show and “Dateline.” With 20 years of live television experience, Nancy is a go-to host for live network specials. She recently hosted FOX’s Primetime Emmy Arrivals Special, as well as, the network’s New Year’s Eve special ringing in 2011. O’Dell was featured as a special host on the American Country Awards and served as the voice of the show. Additionally, she was chosen to host the Live Golden Globes Arrivals Special for 10 years in a row. Nancy is a published author with her first book “FULL OF LIFE” debuting in the top three of all motherhood books and as a top-selling gift book. O’Dell will release her third book, Secret Ingredients: Step-by-Step “Recipes”
For Creating Meaningful Gifts, November 1st of this year. O’Dell has been honored with three Associated Press Awards, two Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards, an Emmy Award and has been nominated for seven additional Emmys.

About Starz Entertainment, LLC:
The festival and awards presenter is Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® brands with approximately 19 million and 32.9 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 ( 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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Festival Contact: 1.310.288.1882
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433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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