The 18th Hollywood Film Awards (HFAs) aired on CBS Nov. 14, 2014, honoring the best in films this year. Founded by Carlos de Abreu in 1997, HFAs kicked off the awards season. The worth-mentioning point is that from the last two years, about 80 percent of the HFAs honorees have received an Oscar nomination. Read on for further details.
Queen Latifah hosted the event from the Hollywood Palladium.
"It's a party, so drink up unless you already started — in which case, keep going!" she said at one point while hosting the event.
The guest list included Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lopez, Gerard Butler, Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum and Robert Pattinson.
Latifah currently hosts her own talk show, “The Queen Latifah Show.” She is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne and talk show host. She has won a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award for her extraordinary contribution in music, film and television.She has received six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.
The HFAs honored cinematic excellence in the eight televised categories and 12 nontelevised craft categories for their remarkable contribution towards a film that is to be released during the calendar year. Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley attended the prestigious event.
“Gone Girl,” the 2014 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher and an adaptation from Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel of the same title won the top honor. It starred Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Carrie Coon. “Gone Girl” also won the screenplay award for Gillian Flynn.
“The Imitation Game, ” won four awards including best actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and director for Morten Tyldem. Julianne Moore received the Hollywood Actress Award for “Still Alice,” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” won the animation prize. Michael Keaton received the lifetime achievement award.
And that’s it for the HFAs 2014 update. For more updates on upcoming events, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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