Hollywood Film Awards and Yahoo! Movies Announce Hollywood Movie Awards Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards together with Yahoo! Movies are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2011 "Hollywood Movie Awards" competition.

The ten nominees in alphabetical order are "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Cowboys & Aliens," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," "The Help," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "Rango," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Super 8," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "X-Men: First Class."

The Hollywood Movie Awards® are presented by Yahoo! Movies and cover the public's favorites of the year. The voting takes place at the Yahoo! Movies site at http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/hollywood-movie-awards/vote-2011-hollywood-movie-184839623.html#more-id

"We are very excited that once again the Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, together with Yahoo! Movies, will continue their tradition of providing the public at large with the opportunity to vote for their favorite movie," said Founder and Executive Director, Carlos de Abreu.

"The Hollywood Movie Awards sets the early tone for the upcoming movie awards season, and Yahoo! Movies is delighted to once again be the destination where film fans can vote for their favorite movie of the year," said Sean Phillips, executive producer Yahoo! Movies.

The Hollywood Movie Awards winner by popular vote will receive the award at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 24, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The 2011 Hollywood Film Festival has also announced that they will honor five-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close with the "Hollywood Career Achievement Award," Academy Award-nominated actress Michelle Williams with the "Hollywood Actress Award" for "My Week with Marilyn," Academy Award-nominated actor Christopher Plummer with the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award" for "Beginners," actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award" for "50/50," and actress Felicity Jones with the "New Hollywood Award" for "Like Crazy." Other honorees include the cast of "The Help" (Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson, and Mike Vogel), Director Michel Hazanavicius, Producer Letty Aronson, Screenwriter Diablo Cody, Film Composer Alberto Iglesias, Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, Editor Stephen Mirrione, Production Designer James Murakami, and Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar at their annual Awards Gala. In addition, Gore Verbinski's "Rango" will be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, along with additional honorees to be announced in the coming weeks.

The festival and awards will mark their return on October 20 for a weeklong series of screenings and awards. The Hollywood Film Festival will take place at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.

YAHOO! MOVIES:

Yahoo! Movies is one of the leading websites for movie trailers, news and information.

ABOUT STARZ ENTERTAINMENT, LLC:

The Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards presenter is Starz Entertainment, LLC, 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 (www.starz.com) 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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