Festival Names Aniston Top Film Actress
"Friends" star Jennifer Aniston, 33, who won an Emmy last month as best actress in a comedy series, has now nabbed her first film prize, as actress of the year for her seriocomic turn in "The Good Girl," organizers of the sixth annual Hollywood Film Festival announced Tuesday.
The awards, which were decided by members of the public who logged onto the Hollywood Awards Web site, will be dispersed at a black-tie ceremony Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
"The six nominees from each category ... have been selected by the Hollywood Film Festival Award Committee, consisting of prominent directors, producers, agents and other industry experts," according to the festival's Web site.
Names of these prominent people are not listed, but the festival does promise that Monday's presenters will include Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, Billy Crystal, Benicio Del Toro, Danny DeVito, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Colin Farrell, Lucy Liu, Garry Marshall, Matthew McConaughey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Taylor and Hans Zimmer.
In other categories, Tom Hanks, 46, was named best actor for "Road to Perdition," and Spielberg's "Minority Report," starring Tom Cruise, took the prize for best film.
Jodie Foster, 39, is due to receive a career achievement honor, while "Mulholland Drive" star Naomi Watts, 34, will accept a "breakthrough" acting award.