HFPA Brings Total Of Grants To Over $12 Million

Nicole Kidman stopped off at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on her way home to Nashville to accept a check for $350,000 on behalf of the Film Foundation from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The donation was among more than $1.5 million dollars given by the association this year to various charities, bringing the total amount of its grants to more than $12 million.
Association president Philip Berk introduced the event’s host, Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, who said that the grant to the Film Foundation, the non-profit organization founded 20 years ago by Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese , would go towards renovating and preserving the 1933 classic movie King Kong, Michael Cortiz’s 1959 movie The Breaking Point, Elia Kazan’s 1963 America, America and several silent Alfred Hitchcock movies.
Other grants, accepted by Annette Bening, Bryan Cranston, Kaley Cuoco, Matthew Fox, Ryan Philippe, John Slattery and Aaron Solkin, included $110,000 to UCLA; $60,000 to California Institute for the Arts; and $50,000 each to Columbia University; California State University, Long Beach; California State University, Los Angeles; and California State University Northridge.