Hollywood columnist,Joyce Schwarz on the Red Carpet at the Hollywood Awards(R) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel (part 2) ...in this part of the followup to Monday night's Hollywood Awards(R)we bring you photos from our celebrity photographer Mark Valinsky and a round-up of the best comments by mainstream press covering the event.
Click on thumbnail photo to see Rachel McAdams honored for her 'breakthrough performance' in THE FAMILY STONE at the Hollywood Awards(R) Monday, October 24 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Photo by celebrity photographer Mark Valinsky.
A Hollywood Award(R) went to Jake Gillenhaal for his breakthrough performance in JARHEAD, photo by celebrity photographer Mark Valinsky. HOLLYWOOD.com says Gyllenhaal can't wait for the DVD release of his new war film Jarhead because it will feature his video diaries. Gyllenhaal:"We all talked, like, a diary into the camera and shot whatever we wanted to shoot around set, each other or at home. "I remember when I got my head shaved--and they shaved it right down--it was the most horrible haircut. It was pretty mundane. I filmed that.
ENJOY MORE QUOTES FROM PRESS COVERAGE OF THE HOLLYWOOD AWARDS(R)
VARIETY"S David Ehrenstein "Suddenly, the Hollywood Awards are emerging as the Iowa caucus of the movie landscape..... The Hollywood Awards' early picks are like spring training for the Oscars, but it remains to be seen if its proclaimed 2005 winners, such as director Sam Mendes ("Jarhead"), Charlize Theron ("North Country") or Joaquin Phoenix ("Walk the Line") are this year's Jamie Foxx."
ET Online says A stunning Charlize Theron, dressed in a low-cut ROBERTO CAVALLI gown with gold accents, picked up the Hollywood Actress of the Year Award for her brave performance in 'North Country,' Photo by celebrity photographer Mark Valinsky.
CBS News quotes Theron talking about the Hollywood Awards (R)"This is nice because it's local, and I think we need more of that kind of local support here. I think we've become very much about ... being the moneymaking machine, and it's nice to kind of take a moment and look at the year's work and celebrate the filmmakers and the actors."
A HOLLYWOOD AWARD (R) honors Diane Keaton for "Lifetime Achievement", photo by celebrity photographer Mark Valinsky.
EITB24.com from Europe ...reports that presenters included actors Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Jodie Foster, Keanu Reeves, Goldie Hawn and Geena Davis. The Hollywood Awards are not televised -- a plus, according to Berry. "I love that it's an awards show that's just for us to come together and talk to each other," she said. "I think it's nice to have a film festival in Hollywood, where it all generates from. That feels really good."
Halle Berry on location on the Red Carpet at the Hollywood Awards(R) photo by celebrity photographer Mark Valinsky. Did you know that Halle is from Cleveland, Ohio originally-- same hometown as Hollywood columnist, Joyce Schwarz. In fact, Halle was supposedly named for one of the most elite department stores in the Cleveland area named Halle Bros. (alas, now out of business).