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  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
Pictured at the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills are (back, l-r) Octavia Spencer, Dimiter Marinov, Sebastian Maniscalco, Joe Cortese, Nick Vallelonga, Mike Hatton, Brian Hayes Currie, (front, l-r) Mahershala Ali, and Viggo Mortensen, recipients of the Hollywood Ensemble Award for “Green Book.” (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for HFA)
"Black Panther," "Beautiful Boy," "First Man," "The Hate U Give" Among Honorees At Hollywood Film Awards

The awards season launched with the presentation of the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday evening (11/4), emceed by actress and comedian Awkwafina at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. In the Hollywood Film Awards’ 22-year history, more than 320 stars and filmmakers have been recognized and 130-plus honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins.

Felix van Groeningen voiced his utmost gratitude to receive the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award and to be lucky enough to make a film like Beautiful Boy. Brad Bird kept his Hollywood Animation Award acceptance speech short and sweet as he stressed the need to keep making animation films for “dreaming and for dreamers.” Ryan Gosling gave an impassioned speech on the marvel and genius of Damien Chazelle and presented him with the Hollywood Director Award for First Man. Taraji P. Henson lauded the brilliance of John David Washington and his ability to make a period piece, that is still so relevant today, as he was honored with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award for BlacKkKlansman.

After accepting the Hollywood Documentary Award on behalf of Don Argott for Believer, Dan Reynolds performed an extremely emotional rendition of the documentary’s original song, “Skipping Stones.”  Danny Huston introduced New Hollywood Actress Award recipient Yalitza Aparicio who gave a touching speech in Spanish explaining that she hopes the “win of the performance (for Roma) is felt by the people of Mexico.” Anne Hathaway took the stage to present the Hollywood Actor Award to Hugh Jackman for The Front Runner, applauding his many achievements. Sterling K. Brown presented the award for Hollywood Breakout Ensemble to the cast of Crazy Rich Asians.  

Janelle Monáe was on hand to present Amandla Stenberg with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award.  Stenberg expressed her hope that the film, The Hate U Give, encourages people to stand up and be heard.  Christian Slater presented Glenn Close with her Hollywood Actress Award for her performance in the upcoming film, The Wife. Michael B. Jordan came out to recognize Black Panther producer Nate Moore and director Ryan Coogler with the Hollywood Film Award. 

The final award of the evening went to Hollywood Career Achievement Award recipient Nicole Kidman, and was presented by Shailene Woodley.  Kidman was welcomed with a standing ovation and thanked those in the room and in the industry for allowing her to play the women she’s played and tell their stories. She vowed to “always give back to [her] craft!”

Here’s a rundown of honorees at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards:

Hollywood Career Achievement Award
Nicole Kidman, presented by Shailene Woodley

Hollywood Film Award
Black Panther, presented by Michael B. Jordan

Hollywood Actress Award
Glenn Close for The Wife, presented by Christian Slater

Hollywood Actor Award
Hugh Jackman for The Front Runner, presented by Anne Hathaway

Hollywood Supporting Actor Award
Timothée Chalamet for Beautiful Boy, presented by Armie Hammer
Hollywood Ensemble Award
Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini for Green Book, presented by Octavia Spencer

Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award
Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remi Hii, Nico Santos for Crazy Rich Asians, presented by Sterling K. Brown

Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award
Amandla Stenberg for The Hate U Give, presented by Janelle Monáe

Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award
John David Washington for BlacKKkKlansman, presented by Taraji P. Henson

New Hollywood Actress Award
Yalitza Aparicio for Roma, presented by Danny Huston

Hollywood Director Award
Damien Chazelle for First Man, presented by Ryan Gosling

Hollywood Screenwriter Award
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie for Green Book, presented by Michael Keaton

Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award
Felix van Groeningen for Beautiful Boy, presented by Brad Pitt

Hollywood Documentary Award
Believer, presented by Adam Lambert

Hollywood Animation Award
Incredibles 2, presented by Sophia Bush

Hollywood Cinematography Award
Matthew Libatique for A Star Is Born

Hollywood Film Composer Award
Justin Hurwitz for First Man

Hollywood Editor Award
Tom Cross for First Man

Hollywood Visual Effects Award
Dan Deleeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, Dan Sudick for Avengers: Infinity War

Hollywood Costume Design Award
Sandy Powell for The Favourite

Hollywood Make-Up & Hair Styling Award
Jenny Schircore, Sarah Kelly, Hannah Edwards for Mary Queen of Scots

Hollywood Production Design Award
Hannah Beachler for Black Panther

Hollywood Sound Award
Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Brandon Proctor for A Quiet Place

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