The Beverly Hills event is billed as the formal launch of Hollywood’s awards season, which will continue through the presentation of the Academy Awards in March.
Among the films that will be highlighted at the HFA ceremony will be “I, Tonya,” which will receive the Hollywood Ensemble Award for its cast; the cast of “Mudbound,” which will receive the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award; “Coco,” which will receive the Hollywood Animation Award; and “The Big Sick,” receiving the Hollywood Comedy Ensemble Award.
Gary Oldman will receive a Hollywood Career Achievement Award, highlighting his work in “Darkest Hour,” while Adam Sandler will be presented with the Hollywood Comedy Award for “The Meyerowitz Stories.”
Kate Winslet will receive the Hollywood Actress Award for “Wonder Wheel,” and Jake Gyllenhaal will be honored with the Hollywood Actor Award for “Stronger.” Supporting acting honors will go to Sam Rockwell for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Allison Janney for “I, Tonya.”
Other honorees at the show will include Sean “Diddy” Combs for the documentary “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story”; Angelina Jolie for the foreign film “First They Killed My Father”; producers Andrew S. Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin for “Blade Runner 2049”; and writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for “The Disaster Artist.”
James Corden will host the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Among those scheduled to serve as presenters are Amy Adams, Annette Bening, Eva Longoria, Melissa McCarthy, Harrison Ford, Jon Favreau, James Franco, Viola Davis, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Recipients of the awards are selected by an advisory team for their body of work and/or film(s) that have been or will be released during the calendar year.
—City News Service
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