Kathryn Bigelow is already collecting an award at the Gothams, and now the 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards will honor Bigelow with “Hollywood Director of the Year. She will be honored alongside Nora Ephron, “Screenwriter Award” for her work on Julie and Julia. Disney/Pixar’s “UP,” directed by Peter Docter, will get the “Hollywood Animation Award,” and Paramount Pictures’ “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar will receive the “Hollywood Visual Effects Award.”
The ceremony will take place October 26 in Beverly Hills. If this isn’t the first time a woman director and writer took this honor, it is a rarity nonetheless.