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Sandra Bullock to be honored at Hollywood Film Awards

  |   Sept. 19, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock is to be honored at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., next month, organizers announced Thursday.

The Oscar-winning star of "The Blind Side" is to receive the Hollywood Actress Award for her performance in Alfonso Cuaron's dramatic thriller "Gravity."

The prize will be bestowed at a gala Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"We are honored to present the Hollywood Actress Award to Sandra Bullock for her outstanding work in 'Gravity,'" ceremony founder and executive producer Carlos de Abreu said in a statement. "Holding the screen alone for a large part of the film, she delivers a stunning and emotionally layered performance that shows once again why she is one of Hollywood's most respected and popular actresses."

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