Oh my God, y’all — the Hollywood Film Awards were held on Sunday and a bunch of potential Oscar contenders were honored! Which all leads to one very important question:
What the Hell are the Hollywood Film Awards?
As I pondered that question, I realized that I had vague memories of sitting through the Hollywood Film Awards last year. The ceremony was broadcast on CBS and it was distinguished from other awards shows in that there were no nominees. Instead, only the winners were announced. It was so amazingly dull and I can remember watching it and thinking, “Awards season has finally jumped the shark.”
(And this was even before Sasha Stone and Jeff Wells had their annual breakdowns…)
Anyway, the Hollywood Film Awards for 2015 were given out on Sunday and I’m assuming they weren’t televised. (I was busy watching A Student’s Obsession anyway…) You can find the winners below. For the most part, it’s a pretty boring list (and why give out awards in November?) but it does allow us an early glimpse into some of the films and performers that are contending for Oscar gold.
Here’s the list. Along with a gif of a kitty showing just how excited he is over Awards Season…
Career Achievement Award presented to Robert De Niro by David O. Russell.
Producer Award presented to Ridley Scott (“The Martian) by Russell Crowe.
Director Award presented to Tom Hooper (“The Danish Girl”) by Amber Heard.
Actor Award presented to Will Smith (“Concussion”) by Jamie Foxx.
Actress Award presented to Carey Mulligan (“Suffragette”) by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Supporting Actor Award presented to Benicio Del Toro (“Sicario”) by Reese Witherspoon.
Supporting Actress Award presented to Jane Fonda (“Youth”) by Laura Dern.
Breakout Actor Award presented to Joel Edgerton (“Black Mass”) by Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson.
Breakout Actress Award presented to Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) by Armie Hammer.
New Hollywood Award presented to Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”) by Ryan Gosling.
Ensemble Award presented to “The Hateful Eight” by Quentin Tarantino.
Breakout Ensemble Award presented to “Straight Outta Compton” by Ice Cube.
Comedy Award presented to Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”) by Selena Gomez.
Breakthrough Director Award presented to Adam McKay (“The Big Short”) by Steve Carell.
Screenwriter Award presented to Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer (“Spotlight”) by Mark Ruffalo.
Blockbuster Award presented to “Furious 7” by Kurt Russell.
Song Award presented to “Furious 7” (“See You Again”) by Vin Diesel.
Animation Award presented to Pete Docter (“Inside Out”) by Amy Poehler.
Cinematography Award presented to Janusz Kaminski (“Bridge of Spies”).
Composer Award presented to Alexandre Desplat (“The Danish Girl,” “Suffragette”).
Documentary Award presented to Asif Kapadia (“Amy”).
Editor Award presented to David Rosenbloom (“Black Mass”).
Visual Effects Award presented to Tim Alexander (“Jurassic World”).
Sound Award presented to Gary Rydstrom (“Bridge of Spies”).
Costume Design Award presented to Sandy Powell (“Cinderella”).
Make-Up and Hair Styling Award presented to Lesley Vanderwalt (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).
Production Design Award presented to Colin Gibson (“Mad Max: Fury Road“).