Sunday night’s Hollywood Film Awards were the first chance to see many of this year’s strongest Oscar contenders all in one place. Announced in advance, top acting winners included Carey Mulligan (“Suffragette“), Will Smith (“Concussion“), Jane Fonda (“Youth“) and Benicio Del Toro (“Sicario“) along with the casts of “The Hateful Eight” and “Straight Outta Compton.”
Senior editor Marcus Dixon and I were on the red carpet and provide you with a full list of this year’s honorees and presenters below. We also hosted 10 fun interviews from the red carpet, so click each link to watch the short chats with top awards candidates this year.
2015 Hollywood Film Awards recipients:
Career Achievement Award presented to Robert De Niro by David O. Russell.
Director Award presented to Tom Hooper (“The Danish Girl”) by Amber Heard.
Actor Award presented to Will Smith (“Concussion”) by Jamie Foxx.
Breakout Actress Award presented to Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) by Armie Hammer.
Ensemble Award presented to “The Hateful Eight” by Quentin Tarantino.
Breakout Ensemble Award presented to “Straight Outta Compton” by Ice Cube.
Breakthrough Director Award presented to Adam McKay (“The Big Short”) by Steve Carell.
Screenwriter Award presented to Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer (“Spotlight”) by Mark Ruffalo.
Blockbuster Award presented to “Furious 7” by Kurt Russell.
Song Award presented to “Furious 7” (“See You Again”) by Vin Diesel.
Animation Award presented to Pete Docter (“Inside Out”) by Amy Poehler.
Cinematography Award presented to Janusz Kaminski (“Bridge of Spies”).
Composer Award presented to Alexandre Desplat (“The Danish Girl,” “Suffragette”).
Documentary Award presented to Asif Kapadia (“Amy”).
Editor Award presented to David Rosenbloom (“Black Mass”).
Visual Effects Award presented to Tim Alexander (“Jurassic World”).
Sound Award presented to Gary Rydstrom (“Bridge of Spies”).
Costume Design Award presented to Sandy Powell (“Cinderella”).
Make-Up and Hair Styling Award presented to Lesley Vanderwalt (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).
Production Design Award presented to Colin Gibson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).
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