Hollywood Film Festival taps craft kudos winners

Toll, Kahn, Shore to be feted

Two-time Oscar winner John Toll has been tapped as winner of the Hollywood Film Festival’s outstanding achievement in cinematography award.

Presentation will take place at the festival’s awards ceremony Oct. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel along with half a dozen other below-the-line kudos.

Toll won Oscars for Best Cinematography for “Legends of the Fall” and “Braveheart,” as well as an Academy Award nom for “The Thin Red Line.” His other films include the upcoming “The Last Samurai,” “Vanilla Sky,” “Almost Famous,” “The Rainmaker,” “Jack” and “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.”

The event will also honor Michael Kahn for outstanding achievement in editing. He won Best Film Editing Oscars for “Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List,” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and received noms for “Empire of the Sun,” “Fatal Attraction” (shared with Peter E. Berger), and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

The org will give its Music-in-Film achievement award to Howard Shore, who received an Oscar for Best Music, Original Score for “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” Its outstanding achievement in songwriting award will go David Foster, who received Oscar noms for “The Prayer” in “Quest for Camelot,” “I Have Nothing” in “The Bodyguard,” and “Glory of Love” in “The Karate Kid, Part II.”

The festival will also honor Ann Roth with its Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design Award. She won an Oscar for “The English Patient” and received noms for “The Hours,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and “Places in the Heart.”

Production designer William J. Creber will receive the Richard Sylbert Outstanding Achievement in Production Design kudo. He received Oscar noms for “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “The Poseidon Adventure,” and “The Towering Inferno.”

Casting director Deborah Aquila will be honored with the outstanding achievement in casting award. She was involved in casting “The Core,” “Laurel Canyon,” “One Hour Photo,” “What Women Want,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” and “Sex, Lies and Videotape.”

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