Williams set for Hollywood Awards honor

Sept. 28, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Michelle Williams is to be honored with the Hollywood Actress Award at next month's Hollywood Film Awards gala, organizers announced Wednesday.

The 15th annual event, presented by Starz Entertainment, is to take place Oct. 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The announcement regarding Williams' award was made Wednesday by Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Festival.

"It is a privilege to honor Michelle Williams for her excellent talent and remarkable career," de Abreu said in a statement.

Williams, a former star of TV's "Dawson's Creek," has appeared in the films "Brokeback Mountain," "I'm Not There," "Shutter Island" and "Blue Valentine." She will be seen this fall in "My Week with Marilyn."

Other stars to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala are Christopher Plummer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Chastain and actress Felicity Jones, as well as the ensemble cast of "The Help."

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