Hollywood Fest Honors Julianne Moore, Zachary Quinto, and Bradley Cooper

hollywood_film_festivalThe 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce honorees who will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the festival’s Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

Academy Award winners Robert Deniro and Hilary Swank will be honored with the “Hollywood Actor Award” and “Hollywood Actress Award” respectivealy. Academy Award-nominated actress Julianne Moore will be honored with the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award,”  and Christopher Waltz will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award”. Actor Bradley Cooper will receive the “Hollywood Comedy Award,” producer Ryan Kavanaugh will get the “Hollywood Producer Award,” and actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, actress Melanie Lynskey, actor Paul Schneider, and actor Zachary Quinto will be honored with the Hollywood Spotlight Awards.

The gala ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 26, 2009.

DeNiro has won two Academy Awards for “The Godfather:Part II” and “Raging Bull”. He has appeared in numerous films, including “Cape Fear”, “Taxi Driver”, “Meet The Parents”, and “Goodfellas.”

Swank has won two Academy Awards for “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby.” She can currently be seen in “Amelia.”

Moore is the ninth person in Academy history to receive two acting Oscar(r) nominations in the same year — for her performances in “Far From Heaven” and “The Hours”. She has also appeared in “The End of the Affair” and “Boogie Nights.”

Waltz starred in “Inglourious Basterds” and will be seen in the upcoming “Green Hornet.”

Cooper was recently seen in the summer blockbuster comedy “The Hangover.” He will star in the upcoming “New York, I Love You” and “Valentine’s Day” in 2010.

Kavanaugh heads Relativity. Relativity is a media and entertainment company engaged in creating, financing and distributing first class, studio quality entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in, entertainment-related companies and assets. As a producer, Kavanaugh’s films include: “Brothers,” “Dear John,” “The Spy Next Door,” and “Nine.”

Aghdashloo earned an Academy Award nomination for “House of Sand and Fog.” She will be seen in the upcoming “In Northwood.”

Lynskey appeared in “Heavenly Creatures” and can be seen in “The Informant,” and in the upcoming “Up in the Air.”

Quinto appeared in “Star Trek,” and television’s Heroes on NBC.

For more information please go to http://www.HollywoodFestival.com

Johnny Depp, Chris Daughtry Surpised Guests At Comic-con

Johnny Depp Photo: AP

Johnny Depp Photo: AP

Johnny Depp surprised fans at the Disney 3-D panel by joining director Tim Burton at the end of his “Alice in Wonderland” presentation. Other surprise guests throughout the 4 day event, were Chris Daughtry and Dominic Monaghan. A former LOST star, Monaghan, will be joining the cast of ABC’s highly anticipated new show, Flash Forward and showed up as a surprise guest towards the end of the panel.

Chris Daughtry, whose band Daughtry currently has the number 1 album in the country, walked around the event incognito before playing the Wrath of Khan event party at The Hard Rock Hotel later in the evening.

The final numbers aren’t out yet, but thanks to panels and autograph sessions for “Twilight:New Moon”, Heroes and Glee, the event might have set a new record for the number of girls attending. Many were camped out as early for the Wednesday night and Thursday events.

Next years Comic-Con is slated for July 22-25, 2010.


People’s Choice Awards Nominations Announced

Heroes dominate People’s Choice Awards movie nominations;

LOS ANGELES – How heroic. “Iron Man” will battle “The Dark Knight” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” for favorite movie at the 35th annual People’s Choice Awards.

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “House” are nominated for favorite TV drama and “Two and a Half Men,” “Ugly Betty” and “Samantha Who?” are nominated for favorite TV comedy.

Queen Latifah will host the viewer-voted awards show, to air live Jan. 7 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Awards will be presented in over 40 categories, including favorite new TV drama, talk-show host, rock song, on-screen matchup and leading lady.

New categories include favorite superhero, TV drama diva and movie cast.

Nominees also include Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Mark Wahlberg for favorite leading man; Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson and Queen Latifah for favorite leading lady; Steve Carell, Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler for favorite funny male star; and Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey and Whoopi Goldberg for favorite funny female star.

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On the Net:

http://www.pcaVOTE.com

source: Yahoo News;Associated Press