Awards season doesn’t kick off until January, but on Monday, the stars will be aligned.

Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey are all among the A-listers being honored at the Hollywood Film Awards, taking place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.

Also, being honored for the track “Atlas” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, Chris Martin will accept the Hollywood song award on behalf of his band Coldplay. Martin will also play the song, which is the first his group has ever written and performed for a motion picture.

Streep and Roberts will be joined by Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch and other stars of August: Osage County, who will be recognized with the Hollywood ensemble award.


Thanks to Claudia I have added 11 HQ digital scans of the Entertainment Weekly reunion issue, which features Julia and the cast of Mystic Pizza.

– Magazine Scans > 2013 > EW: October 25th 2013

Twenty-five years later, the stars of Mystic Pizza are still mum about what’s in the special sauce.

However, the stars of the classic 1988 film were not silent about everything, as the cast reassembled to talk about the making of the film for the annual reunion edition of Entertainment Weekly, including megastar Julia Roberts.

Directed by Donald Petrie, the coming-of-age tale set in Mystic, Connecticut, centres on three young women and the men they love. The story is set against the backdrop of a pizza parlour, where the trio work.

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“I have a feeling that Mystic Pizza may someday become known for the movie stars it showcased back before they became stars,” Roger Ebert wrote upon the film’s release in 1988. He wasn’t kidding: Though this smart coming-of-age comedy has plenty of merits, it’s best known today for introducing the world to a feisty Georgia native with a megawatt smile named Julia Roberts.

“Miss Roberts here — you just knew when she met Julia she was gonna be a huge star,” the Oscar winner’s Pizza costar Vincent D’Onofrio told EW’s Jess Cagle when the movie’s cast reunited for the magazine’s annual Reunions Issue. (Roberts’ response? A skeptical look and a gentle “Shut up!”) “There was no doubt in our minds, any of us,” he continued. “She was like a bomb waiting to go off. A big bomb!”

Of course, no one in the cast could have guessed that one of the film’s bit players would wind up winning an Oscar of his own someday. At one point in Pizza, Roberts’ character is invited to dinner at the home of her rich boyfriend (Adam Storke). Another guest at the table? The boyfriend’s little brother, played by none other than Matt Damon in his very first big screen appearance.

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I have made a start on updating the gallery, starting with recent images from Toronto International Film Festival.

So far, I’ve added 18 MQ images from the August Osage County press conference.

– Public Appearances > 2013 > September 10th: August Osage County Press Conference – 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Pretty Woman Julia Roberts feels family is more important than fame.

The 45-year-old actress, who is mother to three kids – twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 8, and son Henry, 6 with husband Daniel Moder, said fame is not a constant factor in life.

Asked whether family or fame is more important, she said, “Family values, that’s values in general. That’s all there is. Fame is a summer breeze that comes and goes. But to have a bedrock of knowing who you are, that’s what it’s all about.”

Roberts said that she enjoys her family time and is pretty amazing in the kitchen.

“I’m quite a good cook. I’m like a closet home teacher. I can really cook anything,” she added.