Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock and Jake Gyllenhaal Step Out To Honor Hollywood Stars

Nov 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm |

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A-List celebrities came out for the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. The red carpet was filled with stars such as Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Bullock, Kanye West, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jane Fonda, and many more. The Hollywood Film Awards honor excellence in the art of filmmaking. The awards are not given to nominees, but to honorees. This is a key feature that differentiates the awards program from others, the recipients are not competing. The honorees are selected for their body of work and/or a film that is released during the calendar year.

Julia Roberts, who received the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award, commented on her appreciation for smaller roles saying, “It’s fun for me. Supporting has more of the jewel bits in it to really make sense of [the character and story]…it’s the grittier moments.” As Roberts graciously accepted the award, she explained that it was her husband who inspired her to take the part, and was so happy she did.

Comically accepting the Hollywood Actress Award, Sandra Bullock was thankful for the recognition saying, “The Hollywood I know has allowed me opportunity after opportunity to keep trying, to keep doing new things and [has] not sent me out to pasture. I don’t want to go to the pasture. It’s cold, I’m allergic to grass, and the cows are mean. So I’m grateful that I’m still here.”

The Hollywood Breakout Director Award was given to Steve McQueen. McQueen spoke about his experience since with 12 Years a Slave and being honored, “Well it’s been humbling, really…I’ve been allowed to work I’ve been allowed to make films. I’ve just been very humbled by it. All I do is try, try my best and I’ve been very fortunate.”

Jane Fonda presented the Hollywood Director Award to Lee Daniels. Having worked with Daniels she described her experience with him, “He shakes you down, will not accept anything less than your absolute gut, your should truth for what you’re doing. He’s an amazing director!”

The ceremony was colorful and lively the whole way through. PressRoomVIP looks forward to next year’s installment.

And the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards Honorees are:

Hollywood Movie Award: Star Trek: Into Darkness

Hollywood Career Achievement: Harrison Ford

Hollywood Legend Award: Jerry Weintraub

Hollywood Director Award: Lee Daniels Lee Daniel’s The Butler

Hollywood Actor Award: Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club

Hollywood Actress Award: Sandra Bullock Gravity

Hollywood Supporting Actor Award: Jake Gyllenhaal Prisoners

Hollywood Supporting Actress Award: Julia Roberts August: Osange County

Hollywood Visual Effects Award: John Knoll Pacific Rim

Hollywood Animation Award: Dan Scanlon Monsters University

Hollywood Screenwriter Award: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater Before Midnight

Hollywood Spotlight Awards: Michael B. Jordan Fruitvale Station, Sophie Nelisse The Book Thief, and David Oyelowo Lee Daniel’s The Butler

Hollywood Producer Award: Michael De Luca

Hollywood Song Award: Chris Martin Hunger Games

Hollywood Costume and Production Design Award: Michael Wilkinson and Judy Becker American Hustle

Hollywood Ensemble Cast Award: Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson and Misty Upham. August: Osange County

Hollywood Breakout Performance Award: Jared Leto Dallas Buyers Club

Hollywood Breakout Director Award: Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave

Hollywood New Hollywood Award: Lupita Nyong’o 12 Years a Slave

A-List celebrities came out for the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. The red carpet was filled with stars such as Julia Roberts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sandra Bullock, Kanye West, Jane Fonda, and many more.