The 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards® took place on October 21, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
The Hollywood Film Awards® founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu and Janice Pennington honors excellence in filmmaking and traditionally signals the start of the Hollywood awards season. The first-ever Hollywood Film Awards® gala took place in October 1997 in the historic Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, in Hollywood. Kirk Douglas took home the inaugural “Hollywood Lifetime Achievement Award.”
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. The Hollywood Film Awards honors cinematic talent in the following categories: Hollywood Career Achievement Award, Hollywood Actor Award, Hollywood Actress Award, Hollywood Supporting Actor Award, Hollywood Supporting Actress Award, Hollywood Ensemble Award, Hollywood Breakthrough Performance Award, Hollywood Director Award, Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award, Hollywood Screenwriter Award, Hollywood Comedy Award, New Hollywood Award, Hollywood Producers Award, Hollywood Cinematographer Award, Hollywood Editor Award, Hollywood Film Composer Award, Hollywood Production Designer Award, Hollywood Animation Award, Hollywood Visual Effects Award, Hollywood Costume Designer Award, Hollywood Makeup and Hair Award, Hollywood Leadership Award, and the Hollywood Humanitarian Award.
Over the past two years, approximately 80% of the HFA honorees have received an Oscar nomination.
2013 honorees included some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Sandra Bullock, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Daniels, Julie Delpy, Michael DeLuca, Harrison Ford, Ethan Hawke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael B. Jordan, John Knoll, Jared Leto, Juliette Lewis, Richard Linklater, Margo Martindale, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Steve McQueen, Dermot Mulroney, Sophie Nelisse, Julianne Nicholson, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Julia Roberts, Dan Scanlon, Sam Shepard, Misty Upham, Jerry Weintraub and many more.