I’m blowing off a screening of Tower Heist to attend the Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Hilton. It starts with an hour of cocktail chit-chat from 6 to 7 pm and then will run from 7 pm to 9 pm (or something like that). Every actor, director and producer chosen for an award has to attend because if they don’t, someone else will be chosen and they’ll attend so there’s no way to win except to show up, etc. Everybody gets that. Nobody cares. It’s the first pre-, pre-, pre-senior prom.


George Clooney will accept the Actor award for his performance in The Descendants, Moneyball director Bennett Miller will be handed the Director Award; the cast of The Help will receive an Ensemble Award, Williams will get an Actress award for her performance in My Week With Marilyn, Christopher Plummer will be handed a Supporting Actor award for Beginners, Mulligan a Supporting Actress Award for her work in Shame, Diablo Cody will get a Screenwriter Award for Young Adult, and Albert Nobbs star Glenn Close will receive a Career Achievement Award.