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by Peter Knegt
September 30, 2009 3:20 AM
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Bigelow, Ephron and "Up" Take Hollywood Award Honors

The 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards have announced that director Kathryn Bigelow will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award," Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron will be presented with the "Hollywood Screenwriter Award," Disney/Pixar's "UP," directed by Peter Docter, will get the "Hollywood Animation Award," and Paramount Pictures' "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar will receive the "Hollywood Visual Effects Award" at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Festival. "It is a great pleasure to recognize the extraordinary talent of Kathryn Bigelow, Nora Ephron, Peter Docter and Scott Farrar," said Mr. de Abreu, "and to honor their achievements and contributions to filmmaking."

This comes after last week's announcement of Carey Mulligan, Lee Daniels, Jeremy Renner, and Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe winning the Hollywood "Breakthrough" Awards.

The gala ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 26, 2009.

Get the latest on this year's award season at indieWIRE's new awards page.

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