So, Friday night, for the first time in the 17 years that this has been a thing, The Hollywood Film Awards presented their ceremony live on television. I saw about twenty minutes of this. I saw Jack O'Connell bow to Angelina Jolie, Chris Rock completely dismiss this awards show as the joke that it is, Michael Keaton start his march towards Oscar and Johnny Depp become this years John Travolta and then I was done. I didn't catch it from the beginning because in all honesty I forgot that they were even getting their own time slot this year. I did get into some kind of weird Twitter debate with Sasha over at AwardsDaily (I have no desire to link her site, but look it up if you want) about whether or not these were really all that important (they are not) and she seemed really sore that people were dismissing these (but, let's be honest, she's sore about everything).
I'll report of these, and the Globes (which don't really matter either) and the BFCA (which, let's face it, have never mattered) and the Ohio Film Critics Society (which may or may not still exist this year) because, who am I kidding...this is awards season and I want to talk about every single award, no matter how little it matters in the complete scheme of things.
THIS IS WHY I BLOG!!!
So, let's talk about the Hollywood Film Awards, voted on by about a dozen people and existing only to try and predict the Oscars by creating a slew of categories allowing them to honor everyone in contention for an Oscar.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Hollywood Comedy Film:
Morten Tyldum/The Imitation Game
Hollywood Breakout Director:
Gillian Flynn/Gone Girl
Benedict Cumberbatch/The Imitation Game
Hollywood Breakout Performance, Actor:
Eddie Redmayne/The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore/Still Alice
Hollywood Breakout Performance, Actress:
Shailene Woodley/The Fault in Our Stars
Hollywood Supporting Actress:
Keira Knightley/The Imitation Game
Hollywood Supporting Actor:
Robert Duvall/The Judge
Hollywood Visual Effects:
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Hollywood Film Composer:
Alexandre Desplat/The Imitation Game
Hollywood Costume Design:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Hollywood Production Design:
Hollywood Makeup & Hairstyling:
Guardians of the Galaxy
What is Love?/Rio 2
Hollywood International Award:
So, I guess it's time I start compiling that Awards Tally Page...