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Jared Leto to Receive Breakout Performance Honor at Hollywood Film Awards (Exclusive)

Jared Leto, the colorful character actor — and well-known frontman for the popular band 30 Seconds to Mars — will receive the Hollywood Breakout Performance Award for his work in Jean-Marc Vallee’s Dallas Buyers Club at the17thannual Hollywood Film Awards — the first awards show of the 2013 season — on Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. (The Hollywood Film Awards is owned by affiliates of THR parent company Guggenheim Partners.) our editor recommends PHOTOS:30 Years of Oscar Hosts: Johnny Carson, Seth MacFarlane, Ellen Previous recipients of the Hollywood Breakout Performance Award include Carey Mulligan, Michael Shannon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and John Hawkes. Leto, 41, has been acting for years. He first rose to prominence on the TV show My So-Called Life (1994-1995), and then transitioned into films, including Steve James’ Prefontaine (1997), Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line (1998), James Mangold’s Girl, Interrupted (1999), Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream (2000), Fincher’s Panic Room (2002), Mary Harron’s American Psycho (2000), Andrew Niccol’s Lord of War (2005) and J.P. Schaefer’s Chapter 27 (2007), a Mark David Chapman biopic for which he famously gained 67 pounds. In Dallas Buyers Club, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, Leto is virtually unrecognizable as Rayon, a transsexual — inspired by a real person — who is diagnosed with AIDS during the early days of the epidemic. Leto’s character becomes an unlikely associate and business partner of Matthew McConaughey’s Ron Woodroof, who begins importing and selling non-toxic, anti-viral medications that have not been approved by the FDA but have proven vastly more effective than any that have been. They don’t stop the progression of the deadly plague, but they slow it considerably. (Leto shed 40 pounds to play the part.) STORY:Toronto: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto Make Oscar Cases in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ The Hollywood Film Awards are determined by founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu and an advisory committee. Last month, the Hollywood Film Awards and Dick Clark Productions, which also produced the Golden Globe Awards, entered into a partnership that could lead to the ceremony being televised in future years. Over the past 10 years, Hollywood Film Awards honorees went on to garner a total of 96 Oscar nominations and 34 Oscars.

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With its Gothic Revival cathedral, stained-glass windows, breezy courtyards and lush gardens, the church would be an ideal setting for the Screen Gems movie, in which comedian Kevin Hart runs a wedding consulting business. But there was another reason to select the church for the upcoming wedding scene. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments “Not only does it work aesthetically,” O’Neill said, “But they [the church pastors] are extremely content friendly. They have their arms open to the film community. They know that’s what Hollywood was built on.” “The Wedding Ringer” is just the latest in a long line of movies and TV shows that have used Hollywood United Methodist Church as a filming location. Built in the 1930s, the church is one of Hollywood’s most visible landmarks. Billing itself as the “heart of Hollywood,” the church has played a recurring role in dozens of TV shows and movies, including the 1985 film “Back to the Future” and the HBO series “Big Love.” The Rev. Kathy Cooper-Ledesma, the senior pastor, has a pragmatic view about filming, which raises capital for the church to fund outreach programs for the homeless and disadvantaged. “It’s vital and not only supports our families, but it really enables us to do more mission and ministry work in the community and in other ways,” she said. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The church charges from $2,000 to $20,000 a day to film crews, depending on the scope of the production. The location filming generates $25,000 or more in annual revenue, or about 5% of the church’s overall income. That’s far less than what the church collected more than a decade ago, when the local film industry boomed, bringing in as much as $80,000 in revenue a year. Still, the funds help support a program to feed homeless adults every Tuesday and a bimonthly dinner at the PATH Hollywood homeless shelter, as well as mission work, including a trip to Haiti to support hurricane victims.

Jared Leto Of “Dallas Buyers Club” To Receive The Hollywood Breakout Performance Award At The 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner). An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron’s lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron’s entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a “buyers club,” where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron’s pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before. “Dallas Buyers Club” will be released in theaters this November by Focus Features. ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, Inc. (DCP) is a leading independent producer of television programming. DCP produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” DCP also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com . ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year.