Bennett Miller Earns Directing Award for Moneyball

Jonah Hill and Bennett Miller on the set of Moneyball
Jonah Hill and Bennett Miller on the set of 'Moneyball' - © 2011 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Moneyball director Bennett Miller has been chosen to receive the Hollywood Director Award at the 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards. Miller will be presented with his award at the October 24, 2011 ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Announcing his selection, Hollywood Film Festival Founder and Executive Director Carlos de Abreu stated, “With Moneyball, Bennett Miller has given us a beautiful film, from what many called an ‘unfilmable’ book, and we’re thrilled to honor him as our Hollywood Director. Bennett found the heart in this story of baseball statistics and guided the remarkable performances of Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Capote was a masterful debut, and Moneyball further proves that Miller has a real gift for breathing life into complex material.”

Miller earned both an Oscar nomination and a BAFTA David Lean Award for Direction nomination for his work on 2005’s Capote.

In addition to Miller, this year’s Hollywood Film Festival honorees include George Clooney, Glenn Close, Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Carey Mulligan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Felicity Jones, and the cast of The Help.

Source: Hollywood Film Festival – October 14, 2011

Posted by Rebecca Murray