ETonline, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:09am (PDT)
George Clooney will receive one of the first accolades of the awards season when he picks up the Hollywood Actor Award during the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, October 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
"George Clooney delivered a flawless and passionate performance in Alexander Payne's human drama, The Descendants," says Hollywood Film Festival founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu. "Clooney continues to shine as one of Hollywood's most gifted actors. We're delighted to honor him at this year's Hollywood Film Awards."
A precursor to the Oscars, the gala event launches awards season and will be hosted by ET's own Nancy O'Dell.
The Hollywood Awards will also bestow Glenn Close with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award; Michelle Williams with the Hollywood Actress Award for My Week with Marilyn; Christopher Plummer with the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for Beginners; Carey Mulligan with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for Shame; Felicity Jones with the New Hollywood Award for Like Crazy; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt with the Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award for 50/50. The ensemble cast of The Help will also be recognized.
Presenters at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards will include Anne Hathaway, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas and Owen Wilson.