The 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards was held on November 15 during a ceremony which saw ‘Gone Girl’ taking the top prize.
David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-seller stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, playing the roles of Nick and Amy Dunne respectively. The film is as much about a marriage as about a suspected murder, with Nick is accused of killing his wife.
Ben Affleck gives his acceptance speech after receiving the Hollywood Film Award for director David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ (photo: Reuters)
The drama was awarded the Hollywood Film Award during Friday night’s ceremony in Los Angeles. It was hosted by actress Queen Latifah and for the first time was televised live from the Hollywood Palladium.
Awards were presented in several categories including best director, screenwriter, comedy film, career achievement, animation, acting ensemble and blockbuster of the year.
‘Imitation Game’ scored four wins, picking up best Hollywood Director, Hollywood Supporting Actress, the Hollywood Composer Awards, and Benedict Cumberbatch taking home the Hollywood Actor Award.
Benedict Cumberbatch accepts the Hollywood Actor Award for his role in ‘The Imitation Game’ during the Hollywood Film Awards (photo: Reuters)
A bizarre moment came when Johnny Depp took to the stage to honour manager Shep Gordon with the Hollywood Documentary Award for ‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon’.
Depp appeared confused as he slurred the words during his speech, swearing and wobbling around while introducing Gordon and the film.
Johnny Depp gave bizarre speech at the Hollywood Film awards (photo: perezhilton)
The glittering array of stars who attended the event included Robert Pattinson, Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Amy Adams, Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon, Gerard Butler, and Hilary Swank among others. But it was Angelina Jolie who stole the show in her Versace full-length black gown while presenting the New Hollywood Award to Jack O’Connell for the upcoming ‘Unbroken’.
Angelina Jolie steals the show in her beautiful black gown while presenting an award at the Hollywood Film Awards (photo: radaronline)
Jack O’Connell accepts the New Hollywood Award for his role in “Unbroken” and bows to his director and presenter Angelina Jolie during the Hollywood Film Awards in Hollywood, California November 14, 2014 (photo: Reuters)
Here is the list of winners:
Hollywood Film: “Gone Girl”
Hollywood Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Hollywood Blockbuster: “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Hollywood Documentary: Mike Myers, “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon”
Hollywood Actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Career Achievement: Michael Keaton
Hollywood Animation: “How to Train Your Dragon 2″
Hollywood Comedy Film: Chris Rock, “Top Five”
New Hollywood: Jack O’Connell, “Unbroken”
Hollywood Ensemble: “Foxcatcher” cast
Hollywood Director: Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”
Hollywood Song: Janelle Monae, “What is Love?” from “Rio 2″
Hollywood Screenwriter: Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”
Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Hollywood Breakthrough Director: Jean-Marc Vallee, “Wild”
Hollywood Supporting Actress: Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress: Shailene Woodley, “The Fault in Our Stars”
Hollywood Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Hollywood Cinematography Award: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”
Hollywood International Award: Jing Tian
Hollywood Visual Effects Award: Scott Farrar, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
Hollywood Film Composer Award: Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”
Hollywood Costume Design Award: Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Hollywood Editing Award: Jay Cassidy and Dody Dorn, “Fury”
Hollywood Production Design Award: Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman, “Maleficent”
Hollywood Sound Award: Ren Klyce, “Gone Girl”
Hollywood Makeup and Hairstyling Award: David White (Special Makeup Effects) and Elizabeth Yanni-Georgiou (Hair Designer and Makeup Designer), ” Guardians of the Galaxy”