Oliver Stone‘s gripping 9/11 drama World Trade Center was named Best Film in the first major awards show of the 2006/2007 season, beating out Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest at the Hollywood Awards last night.
The night’s big award was voted for by online film fans.
The other big winner at last night’s honors was Robin Williams, who claimed the Hollywood Career Achievement Award and poked fun at his recent rehab stint.
The recovering alcoholic told the star-studded Beverly Hilton audience, “It’s fun to come out of rehab and come somewhere with an open bar.”
Meanwhile, Forest Whitaker earned the Hollywood Actor of the Year Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, while Penelope Cruz‘s turn in Volver earned her the Hollywood Actress of the Year Award.
He cooed, “The woman who is babysitting my daughter tonight, she’s the reason I was able to be here. She’s, in fact, the reason most of the good things have happened to me in my life. She is spectacular.”
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