Television

Hollywood Film Awards: Speeches highlight a lackluster awards show

Last night was the first time the Hollywood Film Awards were aired on CBS, and it wasn’t the best inaugural performance. Not only was the entire production plagued by confusing speeches, hastily thrown-in censorship and a dragging timeline, CBS itself only averaged a 0.5 rating/2 share in the 18-49 demographic for the event. The show couldn’t even outpace ABC, Fox or NBC, in fact, it was only able to tie with CW. The vent was trending on Twitter with the hashtag #HollyWoodFilmAwards, but that only seems to prove that Twitter-talk doesn’t always convert to ratings.

The whole show lasted from 8 to 10 p.m., two-hours of Friday night air with 4.1 million total viewers. The after-party did even worse with only 2.7 million total viewers.

It was an award show after-all, and that means there were winners ans speeches. One of the more entertaining moments of the show was with Shaileene Woodley, who won for her role in the popular YA adaptation of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. Accepting her award Woodley stated, “At 16 years old, she recognizes it’s not about how long a life we lead or the mark we leave on the world that matters. It’s about simple things like gratitude and not taking anything for granted.”

“Every day we wake up and we’re breathing, we’re winning,” Woodley added. “We all already have victories on our plate the second we leave our pillows in the morning. [My character] reminded me of that, that simple truth.”

Another terrific moment was with co-stars Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore, the two are in the upcoming film ‘Still Alice’ a film that Moore won an award for last night. “Spending five minutes in her presence is a gift for anyone who considers him or herself an actor,” Stewart said of Moore. After receiving the award Moore took a moment to thank her co-star Stewart in return saying, “She’s the same special and wonderful person she was when she was 12 years old.” Moore was reffering to the time the two had worked together on the 2004 film ‘Catch That Kid,’ directed by Moore’s husband Bart Freundlich.

If you need a recap of the awards from last night, here is the list:

• Hollywood Film Award: Gone Girl
• Hollywood Leading Actor Award: Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game
• Hollywood Leading Actress Award: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
• Hollywood Supporting Actor Award: Robert Duvall, The Judge
• Hollywood Supporting Actress Award: Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
• Hollywood Career Achievement Award: Michael Keaton, Birdman (and Beetlejuice, Batman and Batman Returns, Mr. Mom and more)
• Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award: Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars
• Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award: Jean-Marc Vallée, Wild
• Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
• Hollywood Screenwriter Award: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
• Hollywood Song Award: Janelle Monae, “What is Love” for Rio 2
• Hollywood Director Award: Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
• Hollywood Ensemble Award: Foxcatcher cast
• Hollywood Animation Award: How to Train Your Dragon 2
• Hollywood Blockbuster Award: Guardians of the Galaxy
• Hollywood Documentary Award: Supermensch
• New Hollywood Award: Jack O’Connell, Unbroken
• Hollywood Comedy Film Award: Chris Rock, Top Five
• Hollywood Cinematography Award: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
• Hollywood Visual Effects Award: Scott Farrar, Transformers: Age of Extinction
• Hollywood Film Composer Award: Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
• Hollywood Costume Design Award: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
• Hollywood Editing Award: Jay Cassidy and Dody Dorn, Fury
• Hollywood Production Design Award: Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman, Maleficent
• Hollywood Sound Award: Ren Klyce, Gone Girl
• Hollywood Make-Up and Hairstyling Award: David White (Special Make-up Effects) and Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou (Hair Designer and Make-up Designer), Guardians of the Galaxy