18TH ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS – LOS ANGELES

18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Show

On Friday, November 14th, 2014, the 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards was televised for the first time on CBS. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the ceremony took place at the Hollywood Palladium and marks the beginning of award season. A noncompetitive event whose winners are pre-announced, the Hollywood Film Awards carries a slightly negative connotation, often rewarding films that have yet been publicly released. Founded by an events-programming CEO, the industry joke with the HFA is that nobody knows about it; wins are chosen by 12 anonymous people. Given this year’s outcome, which included a clearly inebriated Johnny Depp, jokes about Ben Affleck’s junk, a Kristen Stewart nip slip, and even a joke from the host, who sardonically asked, “Did I miss the first 17 Hollywood Film awards?” the evening was surely as bemusing to its audience as it was to its participants.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Eddie Redmayne
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
2014 Hollywood Film Awards
Benedict Cumberbatch accepts his Hollywood Actor Award for “The Imitation Game”
2014 Hollywood Film Awards
Angelina Jolie presents Jack O’Connell his New Hollywood Award for his work in her film, “Unbroken”
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore, Photo by Reuters

Notable wins of the evening include: Gone Girl for Hollywood Film; Benedict Cumberbatch for Hollywood Actor with The Imitation Game; Julianne Moore for Hollywood Actress with Still Alice; and Morton Tyldum for Hollywood Director with The Imitation Game. See a full list of the winners below:

Hollywood Film Award: Gone Girl
Hollywood Actor Award: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Hollywood Actress Award: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Hollywood Career Achievement Award: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Hollywood Director Award: Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
Hollywood Ensemble Award: Foxcatcher cast
Hollywood Documentary Award: Supermensch
New Hollywood Award: Jack O’Connell, Unbroken
Hollywood Comedy Film Award: Chris Rock, Top Five
Hollywood Animation Award: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Hollywood Supporting Actor Award: Robert Duvall, The Judge
Hollywood Supporting Actress Award: Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award: Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars
Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award: Jean-Marc Vallée, Wild
Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Hollywood Screenwriter Award: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Hollywood Song Award: Janelle Monae, “What is Love” for Rio 2
Hollywood Blockbuster Award: Guardians of the Galaxy

 – All above photos are by Getty Images, unless otherwise noted.

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