Hollywood Film Awards: Winners (Benedict Cumberbatch) and losers (Johnny Depp)

Truth be told, the Hollywood Film Awards telecast wasn’t the “trainwreck TV” ballyhooed by Variety and some other media outlets. Sure, there were lots of messy bits, but, let’s be honest, those were the best parts – like Johnny Depp appearing plastered when babbling and swaying up at the podium while struggling to introduce documentarian Shep Gordon. Or Jennifer Lopez screwing up the title of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” by substituting the word “Drain,” then looking shocked as she realized her inadvertent sexual innuendo on live national TV.

After 18 years, this was the first time that the Hollywood Film Awards appeared on the tube and a lot was at stake. CBS and Dick Clark Productions want this ceremony to be a new kudocast to rival the Golden Globes, but that’s impossible because these awards lack nominees and suspense. Stars know ahead of time that they won, but, hey, that makes them more determined to show up to grab a trophy at the start of award season. As host Queen Latifah reminded the audience at the top of tonight’s show, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyongo all won Hollywood Film Awards last year before bagging Oscars.


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”


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