It was a night when the who’s who of Hollywood walked the read carpet, it was a night that was hosted by Queen Latifah and it was night that was televised for the first time; well we are talking about the Hollywood Film Awards 2014.
The event always has been a private Tinseltown affair, but CBS aired the show live from the Hollywood CBS LogoPalladium for the first time this year.
Organizers like to consider the negotiated Hollywood Film Awards the first stop on the long awards-season journey and studios seem to love it because they essentially get to dictate the winners and plant a flag for one film or another early in the season.
Winners are chosen by a small committee led by Carlos de Abreu that sees the buzzy movies, sometimes in rough cuts and doles out the honors. There are twenty six categories, eighteen of which were handed out during the show and all honorees know they won ahead of time.
Johnny Depp, who was apparently drunk opened the Hollywood Film Awards season on a high note.
Johnny Depp was on stage to present the documentary award to Mike Myers’s Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon.
“For decades, Shep Gordon has been one of the most beloved and respected talent managers in the music industry. He is also currently the star of the documentary Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon. I am very lucky to have him in my life. He’s someone I consider a great friend and somebody incredibly loyal.” stated Johnny Depp before the presented the award.
Other winners at the awards, which do not involve nominations and largely dealt with films not yet released to the public, included Benedict Cumberbatch as best actor for The Imitation Game, in which he plays the British second world war codebreaker Alan Turing. Morten Tyldum won the award for directing the film.
Here is the complete winner list of The Hollywood Film Awards 2014:
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch For The Imitation Game
Best Actress: Julianne Moore For Still Alice
Best Blockbuster: Guardians Of The Galaxy
Best Documentary: Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon
Career Achievement: Michael Keaton
Best Animation : How To Train Your Dragon 2
Best Comedy Film: Top Five
New Hollywood Award: Jack O’Connell for Unbroken
Best Ensemble: Foxcatcher
Best Director: Morten Tyldum For The Imitation Game
Best Song: What is Love? From Rio 2
Best Screenwriter: Gillian Flynn For Gone Girl
Break Out Performance Actor: Eddie Redmayne For The Theory Of Everything
Break Out Performance Actress : Shailene Woodley For The Fault In Our Stars
Break Through Director: Jean-Marc Vallee for Wild
Best Supporting Actress: Keira Knightley For The Imitation Game
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall For The Judge
Best Cinematography: Birdman
International Award: Jing Tian
Best Cisual Effects Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Best Film Composer: Alexandre Desplat For The Imitation Game
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Editing: Fury
Best Production Design : Maleficent
Best Sound: Gone Girl
Best Make-up And Hairstyling: Guardians Of The Galaxy
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