Movies of various genres and celebrated figures in Hollywood claimed their prizes yesterday, October 22, 2007 as Hollywood Film Festival organizers held the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Scoring the most was musical feature "Hairspray" for it saw star John Travolta take home the Hollywood Supporting Actor of the Year title with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron accepting the Hollywood Producers of the Year Award. As part of the flick's cast, Travolta was also granted the Hollywood Ensemble Musical Comedy of the Year honor alongside other members like Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Brittany Snow, Amanda Bynes, and Nikki Blonsky.
Meanwhile, Disney/Pixar's "Ratatouille" and robot movie "Transformers" each was given one trophy, the former being deemed the Hollywood Animation of the Year while the latter one scoring in Hollywood Visual Effects of the Year Award through visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar.
As for individuals, Richard Gere nabbed one honor as the Hollywood Actor of the Year, joined by Casey Affleck who was bestowed the Hollywood Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award. Affleck's star brother Ben Affleck, in the meantime, took the Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year title, likely for his helming effort in "Gone Baby Gone."
Other noted names receiving the kudos were Jennifer Connelly and Ellen Page for being Hollywood Supporting Actress of the Year and Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the Year, respectively. Complete list of the award recipients can be seen on the official site for the Hollywood Film Festival.