Hollywood Hits the Red Carpet

6:00 AM PST 10/23/2012 by THR Staff

THR's Key Art Awards | Hollywood, Oct. 17: "So many nerds," deadpanned Jon Hamm at the Cinerama Dome during the 41st Annual THR Key Art Awards, a celebration of the artwork and promotional materials that help market entertainment. Host Greg Proops presided over a lively ceremony honoring the art form's past, with a tribute to graphic designer Saul Bass, and its future, glimpsed in the award-winning campaigns for Fox's Prometheus and Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight Rises. Universal Pictures' Ted took the Grand Key Art Award for its theatrical release campaign, Dawn Baillie won the first Saul Bass Award, and photographer Frank W. Ockenfels 3 accepted the Honorary Key Art Award from Hamm, whom Ockenfels called "one of my favorite muses." Call it revenge of the key art nerds. -- Seth Abramovitch

Carousel of Hope Ball | Beverly Hills, Oct. 20

It was unfortunate that Carl Reiner took ill and was unable to present the Brass Ring Award to George Clooney at Saturday's 26th Carousel of Hope Ball. It did, however, allow Clooney to deliver the best line of the night. He told the 1,200 guests at the Beverly Hilton how much he admired his Ocean's Thirteen co-star: "Carl is everything I want to be in my life, except 90." The event, which raised money to support host Barbara Davis' Center for Childhood Diabetes, saw Neil Diamond talk Clooney into dueting with him. "When he was growing up, he thought he'd be a singer because his aunt [Rosemary Clooney] was such a big singer. But when he went into the studio, people just stared at him," said Davis. "It's clear he's a better actor and director than a singer. And on this night he was also a good sport." -- Bill Higgins

Motion Picture Television Fund's Reel Stories, Real Lives | Hollywood, Oct. 20

Hollywood heavyweights such as Jeffrey Katzenberg and Dawn Hudson came out for the second annual Reel Stories, Real Lives event, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter. Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Keanu Reeves recited inspiring stories of services provided by the Motion Picture & Television Fund to more than 260 guests at Hollywood's Milk Studios. Russell Brand hosted the evening with his trademark cheekiness: "It's a charitable thing, isn't it? I want to have fun but not be rude." -- Brandon Kirby

comments powered by Disqus