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October 29, 2017

As previously announced Holly was going to receive and honorary award to her career at the Savannah Film Festival, which to her was an immense joy being Georgia-native. While I’m still trying to retrieve a video of her speech, and have previously posted an article reporting a part of it, enjoy the HQ photos I added to the gallery from the Press Conference she had in the morning with students of the university and the ceremony of the night.

October 29, 2017

“I am a Georgia girl,” Holly Hunter proclaimed to a packed audience at the Trustees Theatre during the opening night of the 2017 SCAD Savannah Film Festival.

The festival, in its 20th year, roared to life on Saturday with seven feature film screenings, two documentary screenings, a star-studded red carpet and an award ceremony honoring Hunter. The Conyers, Georgia native and Oscar-winning actress received SCAD’s Icon Award, celebrating her three-decades of film and television work. Two of Saturday’s screenings featured Hunter,“Strange Weather,” and “The Big Sick.”

“This is such an amazing, flabbergasting honor,” Hunter said in her acceptance speech. “I have to say, I want to thank Savannah Film Festival and the great Paula Wallace for her beyond the pale, over the edge generosity to me and my family, who’s all here tonight.

“I have to say Paula Wallace is a visionary and has done an extraordinary job — she’s heralded an evolution here in Savannah. I think that what sets this film festival apart from any other festival that I’ve been too is this affiliation with SCAD and the students.

“I got to partake in an incredible exchange today with students,” Hunter continued. “I think that’s the greatness of any film festival is the exchange. An exchange that actors actors get to have with each other and a director and movies get to have with a community. I think that this affiliation with this college of art design is inspired.”

Hunter was presented with the award prior to the gala screening of Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, “Molly’s Game.” The Academy Award winning writer was also on hand to receive the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award.

Last year, the state of Georgia outpaced California as the top location for feature films. In 2016, 17 feature films were produced in the state. The state reported a $9.5 billion economic impact in the 2017 fiscal year. Over 320 films and television productions were shot in Georgia.

“I think that the governor of Georgia has been really smart to keep it going,” Hunter said of her home state. “The infrastructure in Atlanta is really solid now. I think it’s great for the state.”

Concurrently, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival has grown exponentially over their two decades of life. This year, they stated that they are now the largest university run film festival. In the programming notes, SCAD president and founder Paula Wallace stated that nearly 3,000 SCAD alumni contribute to the entertainment arts industry.

“Sometimes my realty as an actor has met my dreams and sometimes you just pick yourself up and slog on,” Hunter said. “I think it’s great for people to hear that from working actors and I get the hit of their desire and their dream. It was beautiful today to get to be here and share that with the students.”


October 26, 2017

The cast of The Big Sick, including Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, will receive the Hollywood Comedy Ensemble Award at the upcoming Hollywood Film Awards.

In addition, Jamie Bell will receive the New Hollywood Actor Award for his recent work in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, and musicians Diane Warren, Common and Andra Day will receive the Hollywood Song Award for the original song “Stand Up for Something” from Marshall. Warren wrote the music; she also wrote the lyrics with Common. The song is performed by Day featuring Common.

The 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards are set for Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Beverly Hilton. James Corden returns as host.

Previously announced honorees include Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin with the Hollywood Producer Award for the film Blade Runner 2049; Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber with the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for The Disaster Artist; Coco for Hollywood Animation Award; Mudbound with the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award; Sam Rockwell with the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Allison Janney with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for her role in I, Tonya; Mary J. Blige with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award for her work in the film Mudbound; Timothee Chalamet with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award for his role in the film Call Me by Your Name; and the cast of I, Tonya, including Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson and Caitlin Carver, with the Hollywood Ensemble Award.

The ceremony, produced by Dick Clark Productions, also honors artists in the categories of cinematography, visual effects, film composing, costume design, editing, production design, sound, and makeup and hairstyling.

This year’s ceremony will benefit MPTF, which supports the entertainment community in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need.

Additional honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.


October 25, 2017

“There’s a real paradigm shift now because women can respond in real time. Now they will be believed when they say this is happening to them.”

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING actress Holly Hunter grew up on a farm in Conyers, Ga., the youngest of seven children.

In addition to being one of the Peach State’s proudest exports, she has become the virtual embodiment of the notion of the independent, truth-telling woman.

She first came to the world’s attention with her breakthrough role alongside another future Oscar winner, Nicolas Cage, in 1987’s Raising Arizona.

In 1993 she was nominated for two Academy Awards the same year—quite a feat in and of itself—one for Best Supporting Actress in The Firm, and another as Best Actress in The Piano, the latter of which she won.

From 2007-2010 Hunter produced and starred in the groundbreaking cable TV series Saving Grace.

She is in Savannah Oct. 28 to receive an Icon Award at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. We spoke to her last week.

You can read the full interview in our press archive.

October 23, 2017

I found a bunch of new stills from season 2 of Saving Grace. Take a look!