Monday Movie Report: Hollywood Film Award results

The season of gold statues got underway Sunday night with the Hollywood Film Awards ceremony, where numerous 2018 movies were honored for a wide array of aspects.

Hosted by actress and comedian Awkwafina, the HFA took place in Beverly Hills and marks the first major event of award season, with the Gotham Independent Film Awards coming next on Nov. 26. While not the most prestigious ceremony of the award season bunch, the HFA still provide an opportunity to gain some notoriety and get the word out about some contenders.

The winners of this year’s HFAs were:

  • Film — “Black Panther”
  • Actress — Glenn Close, “The Wife”
  • Actor — Hugh Jackman, “The Front Runner”
  • Supporting Actress — Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”
  • Supporting Actor — Timothee Chalamet, “Beautiful Boy”
  • Breakout Actress — Amanda Stenberg, “The Hate U Give”
  • Breakout Actor — John David Washington, “BlackKklansman”
  • New Hollywood — Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
  • Ensemble — “Green Book”
  • Breakout Ensemble — “Crazy Rich Asians”
  • Animation — “Incredibles 2”
  • Documentary — “Believer”
  • Director — Damien Chazelle, “First Man”
  • Breakthrough Director — Felix Van Groeningen, “Beautiful Boy”
  • Screenwriter — Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie, “Green Book”
  • Cinematography —A Star Is Born”
  • Composer — “First Man”
  • Costume Design — “The Favourite”
  • Editor — “First Man”
  • Make-Up and Hair Styling — “Mary Queen of Scots”
  • Production Design — “Black Panther”
  • Sound — “A Quiet Place”
  • Visual Effects — “Avengers: Infinity War”

Nicole Kidman was also honored with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award. In 2017, 2016 and 2015, the recipients of that award went to Gary Oldman, Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro.

Last year, Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney, who won the HFA for supporting actor and supporting actress, went on to win the Academy Award for those same categories. Additionally, “Coco” won the HFA for animation and also went on to win the Oscar for that category.


Music fans were attracted to the movie theater this past weekend, with the Queen biopic coming in first with $50 million, and a new adaptation of “The Nutcracker” taking in $20 million. Additionally, “A Star Is Born” still had a strong showing with $11 million.

The full top five was:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody – $50,000,000
2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – $20,000,000
3. Nobody’s Fool – $14,000,000
4. A Star is Born – $11,100,000
5. Halloween – $11,015,000

For the upcoming weekend, new releases include a new animated adaptation of “The Grinch,” a sequel to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” called “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” and a thriller titled “Overlord.”

On the small screen, meanwhile, home releases include:

  • Incredibles 2, my rating: 4 out of 5 (2018 Honorable Mention), Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.88 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94%.
  • BlacKkKlansman, my rating: 3.8 out of 5 (2018 Honorable Mention), Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 4.18 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95%.
  • Christopher Robin, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.39 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 71%.

Author: Matthew Liedke

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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