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Hollywood Film Festival to Honor Carey Mulligan in October

According to Hollywood Reporter, honorees were selected for Hollywood Awards. Carey Mulligan is among the winners selected and to be honored with a "Breakthrough Actress Award" at the Festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

Organizers on Wednesday announced honorees for the 13th annual Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz.

This year's honorees include:

  • Carey Mulligan ("An Education") will receive a breakthrough actress award.
  • Jeremy Renner ("The Hurt Locker") will be honored with a breakthrough actor award.
  • Lee Daniels ("Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire") will receive the breakthrough director award.
  • Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber "(500) Days of Summer") will be recognized as breakthrough screenwriters.
  • Actress Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious") will receive a New Hollywood award.

A fest awards gala is set for Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

The fest runs Oct. 21-26. Fest exec director Carlos de Abreu said the honorees have laid "the groundwork of choice projects upon which to build their Hollywood careers."


Carey Mulligan can be seen starring in Lone Scherfig's An Education, from Sony Classics, which also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Emma Thompson, Alfred Molina, and Rosamund Pike (her P&P co-star). She will next be seen starring in Olive Stone's Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps opposite Michael Douglas, Frank Langella, Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon and Shia LeBeouf. She also stars with Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan in the family drama The Greatest, written and directed by Shana Feste. Mulligan recently wrapped filming of Fox Searchlight's Never Let Me Go, based on the award-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, directed by Mark Romanek and also starring Keira Knightley (her other P&P co-star) and Andrew Garfield. Previous film credits include her role as Kitty Bennet in the feature film Pride & Prejudice and the film When Did You Last See Your Father? with Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth.

Speaking of Carey, check out the Extra TV little video clip and article about...

Carey Mulligan: Star on the Rise

[source: Extra TV]



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