Monday Movie Report: Hollywood Film Awards announced

The first award event of the season took place this past weekend, with both “Ford v. Ferrari” and “The Irishman” having a good deal of wins.

While it’s viewed as one of the less prestigious ceremonies of the season, the Hollywood Film Awards still give trophies to usually above average films and provide a spotlight to some of the best films the year has to offer. Last year, films such as “Black Panther” and “Green Book” earned trophies at the HFA and later went on to have plenty of award season success.

Here is the full list of winners: 

  • Hollywood Career Achievement Award – Charlize Theron.
  • Hollywood Actor Award (Best Actor) – Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory.
  • Hollywood Actress Award (Best Actress) – Renée Zellweger for Judy.
  • Hollywood Supporting Actor Award (Best Supporting) – Al Pacino for The Irishman.
  • Hollywood Supporting Actress Award (Best Supporting) – Laura Dern for Marriage Story.
  • Hollywood Producer Award (Best Producer) – Emma Tillinger Koskoff for The Irishman.
  • Hollywood Director Award (Best Director) – James Mangold for Ford v Ferrari.
  • Hollywood Filmmaker Award (Special Award) – Bong Joon Ho for Parasite.
  • Hollywood Screenwriter Award (Best Screenplay) – Anthony McCarten for The Two Popes.
  • Hollywood Blockbuster Award (Best Popular) – Avengers: Endgame.
  • Hollywood Song Award (Best Song) – Pharrell Williams for Letter To My Godfather.
  • Hollywood Breakout Actor Award (New Actor) Taron Egerton for Rocketman.
  • Hollywood Breakout Actress Award (New Actor) – Cynthia Erivo for Harriet.
  • Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award (New Director) – Olivia Wilde for Booksmart.
  • Hollywood Breakthrough Screenwriter Award (New Screenwriter) – Shia LaBeouf for Honey Boy.
  • Hollywood Animation Award (Best Animated) – Toy Story 4.
  • Hollywood Cinematography Award (Best Cinematography) – Mihai Malaimare Jr. for Jojo Rabbit.
  • Hollywood Film Composer Award (Best Score) – Randy Newman for Marriage Story.
  • Hollywood Editor Award (Best Editing) – Michael McCusker & Andrew Buckland for Ford v Ferrari.
  • Hollywood Visual Effects Award (Best Effects) – Pablo Helman for The Irishman.
  • Hollywood Sound Award (Best Sound Work) – Donald Sylvester, Paul Massey, David Giammarco, & Steven A. Morrow for Ford v Ferrari.
  • Hollywood Costume Design Award (Best Costume) – Anna Mary Scott Robbins for Downton Abbey.
  • Hollywood Make-Up & Hair Styling Award (Best Make-up) – Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou, Tapio Salmi, & Barrie Gower for Rocketman.
  • Hollywood Production Design Award (Production Design) – Ra Vincent for Jojo Rabbit.

The next major ceremony on the horizon for the season is the Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.


At the box office this weekend, it was the action sequel “Terminator: Dark Fate” earning the top spot with $29 million. The total is ahead of 2015’s “Terminator Genisys” $27 million opening, but behind 2009’s “Terminator: Salvation” which grossed $42 million in the first weekend.

The full top five was:

1. Terminator: Dark Fate – $29,000,000
2. Joker – $13,925, 000
3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – $12,175,000
4. Harriet – $12,000,000
5. The Addams Family – $8,499,007

For the upcoming weekend, releases include the sequel to “The Shining,” “Doctor Sleep,” the historical film “Midway” about the major World War II battle, the romantic comedy “Last Christmas” and the family comedy “Playing with Fire.”

On the small screen, meanwhile, releases include:

  • Hobbs and Shaw, my rating: 2.25 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 2.89 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 67%, MetaCritic rating: 60.
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, my rating: 2.5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.06 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 79%, MetaCritic rating: 61.
  • The Kitchen, my rating: 1.5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 2 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 22%, MetaCritic rating: 35.
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: , Rotten Tomatoes rating: 43%, MetaCritic rating: 43.
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Author: Matthew Liedke

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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