ON LOCATION....at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Monday, October 24, 2005....for the 9th Annual HOLLYWOOD AWARDS(R) GALA CEREMONY....by Joyce Schwarz, Hollywood columnist.Wow! what a star-studded evening on the Red Carpet ...truly an "A LIST" night check out our celebrity photographer photos later this week. Meanwhile, quick peek at Joyce's personal digital snaps. For more details check out www.hollywoodawards.com.
KUDOS TO CARLOS de ABREU:, Kudos to Hollywood Film Festival creator/founder Carlos de Abreu for the wonderful event. In this week's HOLLYWOOD REPORTER story about the event, de Abreu says poignantly, "We are an in Hollywood, by Hollywood,for Hollywood celebration for filmaking excellence. And this year we're beginning to position ourselves as the first prestigious, respected pre-Oscar event in town. That's very important to us." Hollywood Film Festival (click on link to HOLLYWOOD REPORTER story).
ON THE RED CARPET-- AN INSIDER'S VIEW....The event attracts more than 1500 VIP's, celebrities, agents, producers, directors and above-the-line VIP's. "The Hollywood Awards attract the biggest stars and industry insiders in Tinseltown year after year ... and the Hollywood Festival has become a pre-Oscar® showcase"– Los Angeles Times. The HOLLYWOOD AWARDS® include the HOLLYWOOD WORLD AWARDS™, HOLLYWOOD DISCOVERY AWARDS®, HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®, HOLLYWOOD MOVIE OF THE YEAR AWARDS®, and HOLLYWOOD BREAKTHROUGH AWARDS®. These awards honor excellence in the art of filmmaking. 2005 awards include: .' "Batman Begins" -- "Hollywood Sound of the Year Award," Disney's "Howl's Moving Castle" -- "Hollywood Animation of the Year Award," Dimension's "Sin City"-- "Hollywood Make-Up of the Year Award," and Paramount's "War of the Worlds" -- "Hollywood Visual Effects of the Year Award." Click on thumbnail photo to see birds-eye view of the red carpet reception for press at the 9th ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD AWARDS (R) GALA on Oct 24, 2005 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
RED CARPET FAQ'S : my pals want to know what it's like on a RED CARPET reception..so here's some quick insider info. First of all, the carpet IS red. Bleacher type ladders are set up for still photographers, another separate section to the left is for TV cameras, radio reporters to the left of that and print pubs to the left of that. Even though the evening sponsors include YAHOO MOVIES, the only online media we saw was FILMSTEW.com as the Presenter Sponsor for this year’s Screenwriter of the Year Award to Akiva Goldsman who co-penned "Cinderella Man" with Cliff Hollingsworth. "FilmStew.com is the home of 'Hollywood's Master Storytellers', and we are particularly pleased to be presenting this year's Screenwriter of the Year award to Akiva who is a true master storyteller," according to its Chairman John Culton in an advance press release. For more info go to: FilmStew.com Joins Hollywood Fest to Honor Scribe
AWARD HONOREES ATTENDING the HOLLYWOOD AWARDS included: Actor of the Year, Joaquin Phoenix; Actress of the Year: Charlize Theron (click on thumbnail to see blogger Joyce Schwarz quick snap of the back of Charlize gorgeous gown) Tune back in tomorrow to see our celebrity photographer photos of her face! Matthew Broderick was on the list to attend the event to receive the Supporting Actor award, but we did not spot him in the reception line. We did glimpse Lifetime Achievement award winner Diane Keaton and to be honest we were in awe of Jake Gyllenhaal who is absolutely gorgeous in person who was on hand to get the Breakthrough Acting Award and later saw Rachel McAdams accept her Breakthrough Acting Award sporting gorgeous blonde locks and an enamoring acceptance speech that gave tribute to Keaton who McAdams just finished working with.
PAUL HAGGIS -- DID YOU KNOW HIS CAR REALLY WAS STOLEN? In his acceptance speech Paul Haggis (who was introduced by a very sexy and elegant presenter Sandra Bullock) thanked the dude who stole his car perhaps inspiring the amazing movie CRASH. Bullock saluted Haggis who took off 18 months to write spec film scripts when he was already a top TV writer/producer. Haggis is an inspiration to any Hollywood TV VIP who yearns to cross-over into film. Felled by a heart attack during the production of CRASH, Haggis was back on the set in less than two weeks according to Bullock. HOLLYWOOD2020 also spotted Matt Dillon arriving solo just after the curtain rose for the evening's gala. Haggis was accepting the Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award.
Click on thumbnail to see Hollywood2020 blogger personal snapshot of Sandra Bullock signing autographs for fans at the Hollywood Awards Gala Don't forget to tune in tomorrow to see photos from our celebrity photographer which spotlight Bullock's gorgeous gown.
Click on thumbnail to see Hollywood2020 blogger Joyce Schwarz quick snapshot of actor Matt Dillon entering the Hollywood Awards Gala. Dillon was being honored with the Ensemble Award for CRASH along with Paul Haggis, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Terrence Howard, Larenze Tate, Thandie Newton and Jennifer Esposito.
TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR PART 2 OF NINTH ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD AWARDS GALA: Don't forget to check out this blog for our photographer's photos and more info on the 9th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony and award winners. Meanwhile,check out some other celeb and behind the scenes Red Carpet photos Hollywood2020 blogger snapped at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tomorrow's photos will include: Movie of the Year award winner George Lucas/STAR WARS and more...
For more details on the award winners, check out the ET Online coverage at:
|Inside the 2005 Hollywood Awards®|
ETonline.com - The big year-end award season kicked off Monday night in Los Angeles as the stars converged on the Beverly Hilton for the 2005 Hollywood Awards®, and ET was ... HOLLYWOOD2020 note the pix they use in the online post is a stock photo of Theron --we know because if you check our post -- she had a gorgeous long dress on -- not a black collared outfit as in the ET Online photo...but story is worth checking out for winner names etc. www.etonline.com