“The first mandatory stop … in the awards season”
– New York Times
“The Hollywood Film Awards has become a pre-Oscar showcase”
– Los Angeles Times
“The Race Is On! The Hollywood Awards Launch the Push toward Oscar”
– Associated Press
“The ultimate networking opportunity for filmmakers looking for a break”
The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for over 22 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars.
The 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards® brought together Hollywood’s elite to honor the year’s most talked about and highly anticipated actors, actresses and films, and those who helped bring them to life. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 23rd anniversary as the official launch of the awards season, was hosted by actor and comedian Rob Riggle, and took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on November 3, 2019. In its 23-year history, over 340 of the world’s biggest stars and filmmakers have been highlighted at the “Hollywood Film Awards” and more than 140 of the honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins.
The Hollywood Film Awards® honors some of the most acclaimed films and actors, as well as previews highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year. Additional artists are also honored in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup & Hairstyling. Its honorees have included the world’s biggest stars and more than 110 have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins.
With participating Hollywood insiders, our Advisory Team identifies and selects the recipients of our honors. Our winners are pre-selected to receive our awards. Our selection is based on their outstanding achievement and contribution to the art of cinema. They are not “nominees.”
The recipients of the Hollywood Film Awards are selected for their body of work and/or a film that is to be released during the calendar year. The Hollywood Film Awards honors cinematic talent in the following categories*: Hollywood Career Achievement Award, Hollywood Actor Award, Hollywood Actress Award, Hollywood Supporting Actor Award, Hollywood Supporting Actress Award, Hollywood Ensemble Award, Hollywood Breakthrough Performance Award, Hollywood Director Award, Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award, Hollywood Screenwriter Award, Hollywood Comedy Award, New Hollywood Award, Hollywood Producers Award, Hollywood Cinematographer Award, Hollywood Editor Award, Hollywood Film Composer Award, Hollywood Production Designer Award, Hollywood Animation Award, Hollywood Visual Effects Award, Hollywood Costume Designer Award, Hollywood Makeup and Hair Award, Hollywood Leadership Award, and the Hollywood Humanitarian Award.
*Some award categories may not be bestowed every year
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