JakeGyllenhaal will receive the Hollywood Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award,Rachel McAdams will collect the Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the YearAward, and Paul Haggis will be honoured with the Hollywood BreakthroughDirector of the Year Award at the upcoming Hollywood Awards Gala on Oct 24.
Gyllenhaalcurrently stars in John Madden's Proof and has upcoming lead roles in Ang Lee's Venice Golden Lion winner BrokebackMountain and Sam Mendes' Gulf Wardrama Jarhead.
McAdamscurrently stars in David Dobkin's $200m-plus hit comedy Wedding Crashers and Wes Craven's thriller Red Eye, and will next be seen opposite Diane Keaton andClaire Danes in Thomas Bezucha's drama The Family Stone.
Haggisdirected this year's sleeper hit drama Crash and wrote the screenplay for Million Dollar Baby. His next directing assignment will be the New Linecomedy Honeymoon With Harry,which he also wrote.
'Wecreated the Hollywood Breakthrough Awards to recognise stand-out breakthroughperformances in acting, as well as in directing," Hollywood Film festivalfounder and executive director Carlos de Abreu said. "Mr Gyllenhaal, MsMcAdams, and Mr Haggis are great examples of that."
TheHollywood Awards Gala Ceremony is set to take place on Oct 24 at the BeverlyHilton Hotel, while the 2005 Annual Hollywood Film Festival will run from Oct18 to 24.
Screen International issponsoring the Hollywood World Award, which honours the best international filmof the year chosen by Screen 's blue-ribbon international jury.