Capri, Hollywood Fest to Honor 'Boyhood' Actor Ellar Coltrane

Ellar Coltrane - H 2014
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Ellar Coltrane - H 2014

He joins Timothy Spall, David O. Russell and Gabriele Salvatores among this year’s honorees

Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane will be honored at the 19th edition of the Capri, Hollywood festival with the Capri Rising Star Award. Boyhood will receive the Capri Family Award. The festival, held annually on Italy's picturesque island, showcases award-season hopefuls in the key timeframe between December and January.

The Capri Family Award highlights exceptional films centered on the role of family in society. Richard Linklater’s ambitious film has scored five Golden Globe nominations, and is a frontrunner on many Oscar category lists.

“Capri, Hollywood is more and more focusing attention to recognizing young movie stars,” said Pascal Vicedomini, director of Capri, Hollywood. “In past years we helped introduce such promising actors as Gerard Butler, Andrew Garfield, Michael Fassbender, Jesse Eisenberg and Freddie Highmore, to name a few, and this year we are highlighting Ellar Coltrane’s talent.”

Additionally, British actor Timothy Spall will be honored with the Capri Cult Award for his role in Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner. He has already picked up the best actor award at Cannes, as well as at the recent European Film Awards. He’ll be presented with the award on Dec. 29 to coincide with the Italian release of the film.

Italian actor Luca Zingaretti, best known for the TV series Il Commissario Montalbano, will also be presented with a Cult Award. Zingaretti recently starred in the thriller Perez, directed by Edoardo De Angelis, which had its premiere in Venice this year. The popular Italian look into one family’s brush with crime is already in talks for a U.S. remake. It will also screen at the festival.

Other award recipients this year include David O. Russell, Mario Martone and Gabriele Salvatores. The festival runs from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2.  

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