Broderick Wins Award for "Producers" Film — Before it Opens

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Matthew Broderick, who just opened on Broadway in the revival of The Odd Couple, has won an award for his performance in "The Producers," two months before the film is scheduled to open.

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The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors recently honored Broderick with its Hollywood Supporting Actor of the Year Award for his performance as Leo Bloom in the upcoming film musical "The Producers."

The Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, which was held Oct. 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, also honored Charlize Theron with the Hollywood Actress of the Year Award for her performance in "North Country," Joaquin Phoenix with the Hollywood Actor of the Year Award for his work in "Walk the Line" and Susan Sarandon with the Hollywood Supporting Actress of the Year Award for her performance in "Elizabethtown."

"The Producers" film, based on the Tony-winning musical of the same name, stars Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock and Broderick as Leo Bloom, both re-creating on film the roles they portrayed onstage. The movie also features Gary Beach as Roger De Bris, Roger Bart as Carmen Ghia, Uma Thurman as Ulla and Will Ferrell as Franz Liebkind. The Universal Pictures/Columbia Pictures film — directed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman — will open in movie theatres nationwide on Dec. 21.

Matthew Broderick received Tony Awards for his performances in Brighton Beach Memoirs and the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He was also Tony-nominated for his work in The Producers, and his other theatre credits include Biloxi Blues, Night Must Fall, Taller Than a Dwarf, On Valentine's Day, Torch Song Trilogy and The Widow Claire. He is currently back on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in the sold-out revival of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple.

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