Dick Clark productions announced honorees for the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015.
Among those scheduled to be honored are Tom Hooper who will be honored with the “Hollywood Director Award,” for “The Danish Girl”; Benicio Del Toro will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” for “Sicario”; Saoirse Ronan will receive the “New Hollywood Award” for “Brooklyn“; Alicia Vikander will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Actress Award,” for “The Danish Girl”; and the principal cast of the box-office smash “Straight Outta Compton” – Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell – will be honored with the “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award.”
Also, “Furious 7” will receive the “Hollywood Blockbuster Award,” Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth will receive “Hollywood Song Award” for their hit “See You Again” off the “Furious 7” soundtrack, Robert De Niro will receive this year’s “Hollywood Career Achievement Award,” and Asif Kapadia will receive the “Hollywood Documentary Award” for “Amy.”
Other honorees include Janusz Kaminski (“Bridge of Spies”) for “Hollywood Cinematography Award,” Alexandre Desplat (“The Danish Girl,” “Suffragette”) for “Hollywood Film Composer Award,” David Rosenbloom (“Black Mass”) for “Hollywood Editing Award,” Tim Alexander (“Jurassic World”) for “Hollywood Visual Effects Award,” Gary Rydstrom (“Bridge of Spies”) for “Hollywood Sound Award,” Sandy Powell (“Cinderella”) for “Hollywood Costume Designer Award,” Lelsey Vanderwalt (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) for “Hollywood Make Up & Hair Styling Award,” and Colin Gobson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) for “Hollywood Production Design Award.”
More honorees are set to be announced at a later date.
The Hollywood Film Awards, described as the “official launch of the awards season,” has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Honorees have often gone on to garner Oscar nominations and wins.
Regarding the “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award,” it will be accepted by “Straight Outta Compton” cast members Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins and O’Shea Jackson Jr., who play the founding members of the legendary hip hop group N.W.A. The film had massive success this year at the box office (nearing $200 million globally) and with critics.