Hollywood Film Fest rounds out honors

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The Hollywood Film Festival Awards has tapped Richard Gere, Marc Forster, Ellen Page and Diablo Cody for its 11th annual gala.

Gere is starring in Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hoax," "The Hunting Party," written and directed by Richard Shepard, and Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There." He will be recognized with the organization's Actor of the Year Award.

Forster, director of "The Kite Runner," is being honored with the Director of the Year Award. "Kite Runner" is being released by Paramount Classics in November.

Page, star of Jason Reitman's "Juno," has been tapped as Breakthrough Actress of the Year. She previously played the lead in director David Slade's "Hard Candy."

Fellow "Juno" cohort Cody has been chosen as the Breakthrough Screenwriter of the Year. Cody wrote Reitman's comedy about an unplanned pregnancy that stars Page, scheduled for release Dec. 14.

Previously named Hollywood awards honorees include actors Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), John Travolta ("Hairspray"), and Casey Affleck ("The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "Gone Baby Gone").

In addition, members of the ensemble cast of "Hairspray" (Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Brittany Snow, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney and Nikki Blonsky) are expected to attend.

Directors Ben Affleck ("Gone Baby Gone") and Brad Bird ("Ratatouille") and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Hairspray" and "The Bucket List") also made this year's list.

Also set for recognition is screenwriter Christopher Hampton ("Atonement"); film composer Mark Isham ("Reservation Road," "Lions for Lambs," "In The Valley of Elah"); cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt ("Charlie Wilson's War"); editor Joe Hutshing ("Lions for Lambs"); production designer Dante Ferretti ("Sweeney Todd"); and visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar ("Transformers").

The awards will be presented Oct. 22 at a ceremony banquet in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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