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'Batman,' 'Sin' to get awards at H'wood fest

"Batman Begins," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Sin City" and "War of the Worlds" will all be served up honors at the Hollywood Film Festival's Awards Gala Oct. 24 at the Beverly Hilton.

Warner Bros. Pictures' "Batman Begins" will be feted with the Hollywood Sound of the Year Award. Supervising sound editor on the film, directed by Christopher Nolan, is David G. Evans.

Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle," distributed by Buena Vista, will be honored with the Hollywood Animation of the Year Award.

Dimension Films' "Sin City," directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, has been singled out for the Hollywood Make-Up of the Year Award. Gregory Nicotero was the film's special makeup supervisor.

Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds," a Paramount/DreamWorks' co-production, will receive the Hollywood Visual Effects of the Year Award for is visual effects from Industrial Light + Magic, which were overseen by senior visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren.

The 2005 annual Hollywood Film Festival will take place Oct. 18-24, with screenings at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.

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