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Reese Witherspoon, Michael Keaton among stars to appear at Hollywood Film Awards

Here comes awards season…

Reese Witherspoon, Michael Keaton, Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, and Shailene Woodley are scheduled to appear at the inaugural broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards.

Queen Latifah will host the awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, November 14.

Carlos de Abreu founded the Hollywood Film Awards in 1997, and also executive produces the show with Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, and R.A. Clark. Dick clark productions produces.

More stars attending will be announced soon.

Queen Latifah to host the Hollywood Film Awards

No stranger to awards with an Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globes nomination (and win) under her belt, Queen Latifah is set to host the inaugural broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards, CBS announced Friday.

“Queen Latifah is the real deal,” said Jack Sussman, CBS’ executive vice president of specials, music and live events, in a statement. “She is a triple threat—she can act, she can sing, she can dance—she is beloved by audiences across multiple genres and she entertains millions of people every day.”

For her part, Latifah said she is “honored to be part of a legendary award show,” which has been kicking off awards season for the past 17 years, honoring films that are sometimes not even finished yet. It will air live (with a West Coast delay) on CBS from the Hollywood Palladium on November 14 and includes a live red carpet and post-show with CBS This Morning anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King.

The Hollywood Film Awards aim to mark the beginning of awards season

If you haven’t heard of the Hollywood Film Awards, you’re probably not alone. Founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu, it has served as a very unofficial “kickoff” to awards season, often honoring the casts and teams behind films that have yet to be seen by anyone. But in its 17-year history, the awards ceremony has managed to get a host of stars to turn out for the event on a regular basis—so the next logical step is to make it official, roll out a red carpet, and put it on television.

CBS, which announced its plans to telecast the show for the first time earlier this year, will air the Hollywood Film Awards live on Friday, Nov. 14 as an official 3 1/2 hour broadcast including a red carpet pre-show, the awards, and a live post-show hosted by Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell, the network announced Wednesday.

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Hollywood Film Awards: Seth Rogen kicks off Oscar season

Awards season can seem a little ridiculous at times. The Oscars are a tradition and the Golden Globes are a party, but there sometimes seem to be about 36 other awards shows vying for attention. Before you know it, they’re going to start handing out awards before the movies even come out. What’s that, you say? The Hollywood Film Awards already steamrolled that notion? How can you possibly honor a film or performance that you haven’t even seen?

It’s a fair question, but that didn’t stop giant Hollywood stars from turning out last night for the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards, the brainchild of a canny promoter named Carlos de Abreu. Dustin Hoffman “won” for Hollywood Breakthrough Director, Bradley Cooper and Marion Cotillard took home acting awards, Quentin Tarantino was named the best screenwriter, presumably for the still unfinished Django Unchained. Perhaps the Hollywood Film Awards are the “official launch of awards season,” but I defer to Seth Rogen, who pointed out some industry truths when he introduced Judd Apatow, who was honored with the Hollywood Comedy Award.

“This is the first stop of the awards season. Or if you work in comedy, it’s known as the last stop of the awards season. READ FULL STORY

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