Hollywood Awards to honor Sean Penn

Actor to be recognized for his humanitarian efforts

Sean Penn will be recognized for his work in Haiti, where he heads the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, with the Hollywood Film Festival's Humanitarian Award at the Hollywood Awards, which will be held Oct. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

"It is an honor to recognize the inspiring humanitarian efforts that Sean Penn and his J/P Haitian Relief Organization have been providing to the great people of Haiti," Carlos de Abreu, founder and exec director of the Hollywood Film Festival said.

Penn will next appear on screen in "Fair Game," which Summit will release Nov. 5.

Prior recipients of this prestigious award include director of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, Father Rick Frechette, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and President of East Timor, Dr. Jose Ramos Horta, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams.