FilmStew.com is the home of 'Hollywood's Master Storytellers', and we are particularly pleased to be presenting this year's Screenwriter of the Year award to Akiva who is a true master storyteller
Hemet, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2005
Following an Oscar and Golden Globe winning effort for the screen adaptation of "A Beautiful Mind," screenwriter / producer Akiva Goldsman continues his run with the Screenwriter of the Year Award at the Hollywood Awards Gala.
"FilmStew.com is the home of 'Hollywood's Master Storytellers', and we are particularly pleased to be presenting this year's Screenwriter of the Year award to Akiva who is a true master storyteller," Culton said.
Goldsman currently has two screenplays in active production, the much anticipated adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code" and the remake of "The Poseidon Adventure" titled "Poseidon."
Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the festival earlier announced a full slate of award winners which includes George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" as the winner of this year's "Hollywood Movie of the Year Awards®."
"We are very proud that the winner of this year's 'Hollywood Movie of the Year Awards' is George Lucas' film 'Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.' Mr. Lucas is a creative genius, a visionary at its best," said Mr. de Abreu.
The "Hollywood Movie of the Year Awards®" winner is chosen by the public voting online for their favorite movies at the Yahoo Movies (movies.yahoo.com) and "Entertainment Tonight" (ETonline.com) websites. The sites received over 20 million impressions, and more than 70,000 people cast their votes for their favorite movies. This year's nominees for the award were: "Batman Begins," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Cinderella Man," "The Constant Gardener," "Crash," "Hustle and Flow," "Sin City," "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," War of the Worlds" and "Wedding Crashers." "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" received nearly one-third of the votes cast, "Batman Begins," was second-highest in the voting, and "War of the Worlds" was the number three favorite of the public.
"Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith," is the sixth in the most popular and successful franchise in film history. Covering a span of 28 years, the films have grossed more than $4 billion worldwide. The film was written and directed by George Lucas, and its cast includes Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Frank Oz (the voice of Yoda), Anthony Daniels, and Christopher Lee.
Other industry professionals who will be honored for their achievements at this year's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony include Diane Keaton for career achievement, Lions Gate Films Releasing president Tom Ortenberg for leadership, Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington for film preservation, Sam Mendes for directing, Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher for producing, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, Matthew Broderick, and Susan Sarandon for acting, the cast of "Crash" for ensemble acting, Akiva Goldsman for screenwriting, "Howl's Moving Castle" for animation, Pawel Edelman for cinematography, Walter Murch for editing, Grant Major for production design, Harry Gregson-Williams for film composing, Dennis Muren for visual effects, Colleen Atwood for costume design, "Batman Begins" for sound, Gregory Nicotero for make-up, and Avy Kaufman for casting. In addition, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams will be honored with the festival's Breakthrough Actor and Actress awards, and Paul Haggis with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award."