The Hollywood Film Awards, part of the Hollywood Film Festival, has put the spotlight on seven of this Oscar season’s brightest rising stars. “Beasts of the Southern Wild”‘s 8-year-old breakout star Quvenzhane Wallis will receive its New Hollywood Award, which honors “the year’s best new talent”, while six other up and comers will receive the Hollywood Spotlight Award, which honors “the year’s most promising rising stars.” What’s the difference? Who knows, but taking home that trophy will be “Flight” star Kelly Reilly, Bella Heathcote and John Magaro, both from “Not Fade Away”, “Les Miserables”‘s Eponine Samantha Barks, “The Impossible” star Tom Holland and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” scene-stealer Ezra Miller.
HFF founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu tells THR, “We are very excited that we will be able to recognize these great acting talents while they are still on the road to discovery and stardom.” These up and comers will be in good company, as past honorees have included Mila Kunis, Shailene Woodley, Andrea Riseborough, Elle Fanning and Anton Yelchin. The award ceremony will be held on October 22nd.