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Hollywood Film Awards Announces Nominees

The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors has announced the nominees for the 2004 "Hollywood Film Awards" competition. The announcement was made today in Hollywood by Carlos de Abreu, founder/exec director of the Hollywood Film Festival.

"This year's Hollywood Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the very best talent within our community. It is a celebration of all aspects of Hollywood filmmaking and the artists who help to create its lasting legacy on our culture," festival co-chair Paula Wagner said.

The "Hollywood MOVIE OF THE YEAR Awards" presented by and Yahoo Movies cover the public's favorites for the year. COLLATERAL by Michael MannETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND by Michel GondryFAHRENHEIT 9/11 by Michael MooreHERO by Zhang YimouNAPOLEON DYNAMITE by Jared HessSHREK 2 by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad VernonSPIDER-MAN 2 by Sam RaimiTHE BOURNE SUPREMACY by Paul GreengrassTHE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES by Walter Salles THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST by Mel Gibson

The "Hollywood WORLD Awards" presented by "Screen International" cover films from Asia, Africa and Latin America. 2046 (Hong Kong/China) directed by Wong Kar-wai3-IRON (South Korea) directed by Kim Ki-dukHOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (China) directed by Zhang YimouTHE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (Argentina/Chile/Peru/US) directed by Walter SallesMARIA FULL OF GRACE (Colombia/US) directed by Joshua MarstonMEMORIES OF MURDER (South Korea) directed by Bong Joon-hoNOBODY KNOWS (Japan) directed Koreeda HirokazuOLD BOY (South Korea) directed Park Chan-wookTHE WORLD (China) directed by Jia Zhang-keZATOICHI (Japan) directed by Takeshi Kitano.

The Hollywood EUROPEAN Awards presented by Screen International and cover films from Europe. 5X2 (France) directed by Francois OzonBAD EDUCATION (Spain) by Pedro AlmodovarTHE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE (Italy) directed by Paolo SorrentinoHEAD-ON (Germany/Turkey) directed by Faith AkinA HOLE IN MY HEART (Sweden) directed by Lukas MoodyssonLOOK AT ME (France) directed by Agnes JaouiMY SUMMER OF LOVE (U.K.) directed by Pawel PawlikowskiTHE RETURN (Russia) directed by Andrei ZvyagintsevTHE SEA INSIDE (Spain) directed by Alejandro AmenabarVERA DRAKE (U.K.) directed by Mike Leigh.

The favorite movie of the year will be selected by the public at large at the Yahoo Movies and Website, and the two winners for the World and European awards will be selected from the 10 nominees for each award. A blue ribbon selection committee of judges from around the world selected the nominated films. The awards will be bestowed as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on Oct. 18, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The festival will also present honors to Dean Robert Rosen of the UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television, Newmarket film founder Bob Berney, producer Mel Gibson, director Michael Mann, actor John Travolta, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, actress Annette Bening, actor Jamie Foxx, actress Keira Knightley, director Zach Braff, screenwriter John Logan, cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, editor Sally Menke, composer Thomas Newman, visual effects artist John Dykstra, costume designer Albert Wolsky, production designer Stuart Craig, make-up artist Ve Neill and casting director Debra Zane.

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