Inception Wins Hollywood Award with Public Voting

The 14th annual Hollywood Awards Gala ceremony was held Monday night before an audience of over 1,100 attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The awards, presented by Starz, announced this year’s winner of the “Hollywood Movie Award” — Chrisopher Nolan’s “Inception” — which was chosen by the public voting online at the Yahoo! Movies website.

The voting site received 20 million unique visitors and over 260,000 votes were cast. The nominees for the “Hollywood Movie Award” were: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Despicable Me,” “The Expendables,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Inception,” “Iron Man 2,” “Salt,” “The Social Network,” “Shutter Island,” and “Toy Story 3.”

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The festival and awards also announced winners of the “Hollywood Discovery Awards,” chosen by public voting at the Yahoo! Movies website — Tyler Langdon – favorite male actor and Ariel King – favorite female actor.

The nominees for favorite male actor were: Eric Hulen, Tyler Langdon, Jose Morales, and Cameron Radice and the nominees for favorite female actor were: Zamara Jimenez, Sarah Joanou, Ariel King, Lauren Serrano, and Jessica Williams.

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Special honors went to Sylvester Stallone for career achievement; Robert Duvall, Annette Bening, Sam Rockwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Andrew Garfield, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence, Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Josh Pence, Douglas Urbanski, Rooney Mara, Milla Jovovich, Mila Kunis, Leighton Meester, Barry Pepper, Noomi Rapace for acting; Zach Galifiankis for comedy; Tom Hooper for directing; Danny Boyle and Christian Colson for producing; Aaron Sorkin for screenwriting; “Toy Story 3,” directed by Lee Unkrich, for animation; Hans Zimmer for film composing; Wally Pfister for cinematography; Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for editing; Janek Sirrs (“Iron Man 2”) for visual effects; Robert Stromberg for production design; and Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary for innovation.

In addition, the Hollywood Humanitarian Award was presented to Sean Penn for his work and devotion to helping the people of Haiti recover from the ravaging effects of the earthquake that struck in January.

The gala awards presentation Monday evening was hosted by Mary Hart of “Entertainment Tonight” and attendees were treated to the music of Johnny Crawford and his Orchestra.

The Hollywood Awards Gala released the information today, Oct. 26.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a leading movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States.

Photo courtesy: Inception

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Rakesh Raman