The 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival’s “Hollywood AwardsÂ®” ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held last night before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film FestivalÂ® attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The festival, co-chaired by Paula Wagner and presented by STARZ, announced this year’s winner of the “Hollywood Movie of the Year Award” — Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center — which was chosen by the public voting online at the Yahoo! Movies and Entertainment Tonight websites. The voting site received up to 20 million visitors and 99,280 votes were cast. The nominees for the “Hollywood Movie of the Year Award” were: Cars, The Da Vinci Code, The Devil Wears Prada, Little Miss Sunshine, Mission: Impossible 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Superman Returns, United 93, World Trade Center and X-Men: The Last Stand.
The Hollywood Film FestivalÂ® presented the “Hollywood World Award” to Volver by Pedro Almodovar. A comedy/drama from Spain, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics and starring Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo, and Yohana Cobo, Volver is the story of three generations of women who survive fire, insanity, superstition and even death by means of goodness, lies and boundless vitality.