The Hollywood Film Awards were presented earlier this week, officially kicking off the silly movie awards season, which ends with the Academy Awards next spring. Yes, almost half a year away.
Non-televised, the Hollywood Film Awards were evidently a bawdy, expletive-filled affair, with stars not feeling the need to censor themselves (Julia Roberts reportedly dropped an F-bomb in her thank-you speech).
Lead acting nods that signal Oscar attention went to Sandra Bullock for her devastating work in “Gravity” and Matthew McConaughey for his performance as a man dignosed as HIV-positive in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”
Supporting nods went to Jake Gyllenhall for “Prisoners” and Julia Roberts for “August: Osage County.”
Harrison Ford was the recipient of the career achievement award and reportedly got a standing ovation, after which he said:
“Sit down, so they can continue serving drinks.”
Vimeo Audience Awards
(Voted on by Tallgrass movie-goers.)
•Vimeo Audience Award Narrative Feature
($1,000 prize): “Forev” (James Leffler and Molly Green, directors)
Golden Strands Awards
(Voted on by Tallgrass programmers.)