Among the honorees at this year's Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards are Forest Whitaker, Derek Luke and against all odds, Lindsay Lohan. Ms. Lohan will be receiving a breakthrough acting award (probably for her turn in A Prairie Home Companion, which was actually decent). I hope she gets enough sleep the night before and doesn't show up in a state of exhaustion. A letter of reprimand from the President of the Hollywood Film Festival could really damage her career at this juncture.

The Hollywood Awards definitely embrace films that the Oscars would turn their nose up at, as nominees for best film of the year include: Cars, Mission: Impossible III, Superman Returns, and X-Men: The Last Stand. World film nominees include Pedro Almodovar's highly anticipated Volver and the fantastical Pan's Labyrinth from Guillermo del Toro. The Hollywood Film Festval is, predictably, in Hollywood and runs from October 18th through the 23rd, culminating in the Hollywood Awards which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, a standard for non-Oscar awards events in town.
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