Glenn Close to Be Honored at the Hollywood Film Festival

Glenn CloseGlenn Close, a five-time Oscar nominee whose latest film – Albert Nobbs – is generating Oscar buzz, has been selected to receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the Hollywood Film Festival’s awards ceremony to be held on October 24, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. “It is a privilege to honor and to celebrate Glenn Close’s extraordinary talent and remarkable career,” stated Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Festival Carlos de Abreu.

In addition to Close, the 2011 Hollywood Film Festival will also honor Michelle Williams with the “Hollywood Actress Award” for My Week with Marilyn, Christopher Plummer with the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for Beginners, Joseph Gordon-Levitt with the “Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award” for 50/50, Jessica Chastain with the “Hollywood Breakthrough Actress Award” for The Tree of Life, Coriolanus, The Debt, The Help, and Take Shelter, Felicity Jones with the “New Hollywood Award” for Like Crazy, and 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).

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Five-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close enjoys a career that has spanned every medium from film to television to the stage. She next stars as the title character in Albert Nobbs alongside a distinguished cast that includes Janet McTeer, Mia Wasikowska, and Brendan Gleeson. A passion project of Close’s for nearly 20 years, Albert Nobbs is directed by Rodrigo Garcia with whom Close has worked two previous times (Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her and Nine Lives). In addition to writing the screenplay with John Banville, Close also served as producer of the film, which earned her raves at the 2011 Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals.

Close made her feature film debut in George Roy Hill’s The World According to Garp, for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. She was subsequently honored with Oscar nominations for her performances in Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill, Barry Levinson’s The Natural, Adrian Lyne’s Fatal Attraction, and Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons.

Her other films include Jagged Edge, Reversal of Fortune, Hamlet, Meeting Venus, The Paper, 101 Dalmatians, 102 Dalmatians, Air Force One, Cookie’s Fortune, The Safety of Objects, Le Divorce, Heights, and Evening.

Close received the Donostia Award for career achievement at the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival. She has been honored with Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and Tony Awards, as well as a Crystal Award from Women In Film, a GLAAD Media Award, a People’s Choice Award, the National Association of Theatre Owners’ Female Star of the Year award, and a Gotham Award for her contributions to the New York independent filmmaking community. She is a trustee emeritus of the Sundance Institute, having served as a board member for 16 years.

Source: Hollywood Film Festival – Oct 3, 2011