They pride themselves as being the first movie awards to kick off the season. They are the Hollywood Film Awards and have announced some winners already.
Already was used because the show isn't until Oct. 22, but to take some luster off of it apparently, the following awards have been announced. Now, back to the pride in being first, or so they say. "We are very proud to be the first stop of the awards season. In the last nine years, a total of 85 Oscar nominations and 32 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards," said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards.
The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, did also announce that actor Bradley Cooper will be given the Hollywood Actor Award, at this year's awards gala. "We are honored to present the Hollywood Actor Award to Bradley Cooper for his outstanding performance in Silver Lining Playbook," said de Abreu.
Other winners:Hollywood Screenwriter Award
Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award
Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman for "Argo"Hollywood Director Award
David O. Russell
Hollywood Supporting Actor Award
Robert De Niro
Hollywood Actress Award
Hollywood Supporting Actress Award
Hollywood Producers Award
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner
Hollywood Comedy Award
Hollywood Breakout Performance Award
New Hollywood Award
Hollywood Animation Award
"Rise of the Guardians"
Note that others will be announced soon but not later than Oct. 22. As for the reason for this award opportunity, they noted this: "The event honors cherished stars and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance."
The Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Oct. 22.