dick clark productions (dcp) announced today that Universal Pictures’ box-office smash Furious 7 will receive the “Hollywood Blockbuster Award,” while Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth will receive the “Hollywood Song Award” for their massive hit “See You Again” from the film’s soundtrack. In addition, the “Hollywood Documentary Award” will be bestowed on director Asif Kapadia for his work on Amy. The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards” will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars.
Embraced by global audiences, the latest entry in Universal’s homegrown franchise, Furious 7 is the fifth highest-grossing film of all time. The Fast & Furious movies have grossed more than $3.9 billion through their 14-year history, and the series has become the studio’s largest film of all time.
The hit single off the Furious 7 soundtrack, “See You Again,” scored one of the 20 greatest sales weeks of any song in the decade-plus that Nielsen Music has tracked digital sales. The song went on to take the No. 1 spot on multiple Billboard charts, including Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Rap Songs, Digital Sons, Streaming Sons and Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks. Including “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa has placed more than 40 tracks on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song represents YouTube sensation Puth’s debut single.
dick clark productions also announced today the recipients of this year’s honorees in the categories of Cinematography, Composer, Editing, Visual Effects, Sound, Costume Design, Make-Up & Hairstyling and Production Design. Past honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins. The complete list can be found below:
Hollywood Cinematography Award
Janusz Kaminski, Bridge of Spies
Hollywood Film Composer Award
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl, Suffragette
Hollywood Editing Award
David Rosenbloom, Black Mass
Hollywood Visual Effects Award
Tim Alexander, Jurassic World
Hollywood Sound Award
Gary Rydstrom, Bridge of Spies
Hollywood Costume Design Award
Sandy Powell, Cinderella
Hollywood Make-Up & Hairstyling Award
Lesley Vanderwalt, Mad Max: Fury Road
Hollywood Production Design Award
Colin Gibson, Mad Max: Fury Road
It was announced last week that two-time Oscar winner, Robert De Niro, will be honored with this year’s “Hollywood Career Achievement Award.” De Niro is currently starring in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Intern” and will appear next in 20th Century Fox’s “Joy,” coming out December 25, 2015. More of this year’s honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.
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ABOUT WIZ KHALIFA
Multi-platinum selling recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst on the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut, Rolling Papers, in March 2011, which spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up” and “No Sleep.” He has earned a career total of seven Grammy nominations, including this year’s nods for Best Rap Song (“We Dem Boyz”) and Best Rap Album (BLACC HOLLYWOOD). Other nominated tracks include the chart-topping “Black and Yellow,” 2012’s RIAA platinum-certified “Remember You (Feat. The Weeknd),” 2011’s “Young, Wild & Free (Feat. Bruno Mars),” Wiz’s 3x platinum-certified, top 10 smash partnership with Snoop Dogg (featured on their 2011 collaborative soundtrack, MAC & DEVIN GO TO HIGH SCHOOL), and Maroon 5’s 2012 worldwide hit, “Payphone (Feat. Wiz Khalifa).” Wiz Khalifa’s most recent album, Blacc Hollywood, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart. His current hit, “See You Again,” off the FURIOUS 7 soundtrack, catapulted to the top of the charts across 95 countries. Holding the #1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks, “See You Again” broke records by being Spotify’s most-streamed track in a single day in the United States and in a single week in 26 countries. Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy’s national co-headlining Boys of Zummer Tour hit over 40 amphitheaters across North America before its final show at the famed Hollywood Bowl on August 10th . For more information please visit www.wizkhalifa.com.
ABOUT CHARLIE PUTH
Charlie Puth is a singer, songwriter and producer who has written and produced songs for an array of A-list pop and urban artists, including Jason Derulo and Trey Songz among others. Puth made his artist debut earlier this year as the vocalist, writer and producer on Wiz Khalifa’s Furious 7 hip-hop anthem “See You Again,” which reached No. 1 in over 100 countries including the U.S., where it held the coveted No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks. Puth followed the success of “See You Again” with his own single “Marvin Gaye” feat. Meghan Trainor, which recently reached No. 1 in the UK and has been climbing charts in the U.S. Puth has also teamed up hip-hop heavyweight Lil Wayne on the top 15 urban radio smash “Nothing But Trouble (Instagram Models)” from the 808 documentary soundtrack. Puth’s highly anticipated debut album Nine Track Mind – featuring brand new single “One Call Away” – arrives everywhere January 22. For more information, visit www.charlieputh.com.
From BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of the six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines alight on our culture and the world we live in today. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention with her unforgettable voice and charisma. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy poured her heart and soul into her music, expressing personal struggles and pain through her intimate lyrics. The combination of her raw honesty and virtuosity resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of our time. Amy became an international sensation, experiencing a meteoric rise to fame she had never sought nor expected. The relentless and invasive media attention, coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and additions, led her unto a tragic cycle of self-destruction, resulting in her untimely death at age 27. Four years later, Asif Kapadia’s powerful documentary invites audiences to remember and celebrate Amy as a brilliant artist while asking ourselves how it was that we watched her disappear in front of our eyes.
ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “BOOM!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. 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. For more information please visit www.wizkhalifa.com. of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year.
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