The Hollywood Film Awards has announced the names of stars who will be attending its inaugural ceremony in November. The likes of Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley appear on the list.
The award-giving body has also announced 18 categories for this year's ceremony:
- Hollywood Career Achievement Award
- Hollywood Film Award
- Hollywood Director Award
- Hollywood Actor
- Hollywood Actress
- Hollywood Supporting Actor Award
- Hollywood Supporting Actress Award
- Hollywood Ensemble Award
- Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award
- Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award
- Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award
- New Hollywood Award
- Hollywood Screenwriter Award
- Hollywood Song Award
- Hollywood Animation Award
- Hollywood Blockbuster Award
- Hollywood Documentary Award
- Hollywood Comedy Film Award
The Hollywood Film Awards will be hosted by Queen Latifah at the Hollywood Palladium on Nov. 14, 2014. The ceremony is expected to last for two hours. It will get a live telecast on ET, which airs on CBS, as well as a 30-minute red carpet special. A post-show special on the same network will cover the ceremony's highlights and interviews with winners.
According to the award-giving body’s website, “The recipients of the Hollywood Film Awards are selected for their body of work and/or a film that is to be released during the calendar year.”
Last year's awardees include big Hollywood names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie Delpy, Lupita Nyong'o and Julia Roberts.
The Hollywood Film Awards was founded in 1997. According to Variety, it represents “CBS’ effort to muscle into the film awards season that typically delivers strong ratings every year for NBC’s Golden Globe Awards telecast in January and ABC’s Oscarcast in late February or early March.”
The Hollywood Film Awards is known as “the first stop” and generally sets the tone for the awards season, which culminates in the Academy Awards, formerly known as the Oscars.
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