The awards season had a kick-start with the 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards, which was for the first time televised from the Hollywood Palladium Friday. “Gone Girl” won the top prize of the evening, while “The Imitation Game” received four awards, the International Business Times reports.
The evening began with Robert Downey Jr. presenting the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award to his “The Judge” co-star Robert Duvall. The ceremony was hosted by actress and daytime TV personality Queen Latifah.
“I know what you’re thinking: ‘Did I miss the first seventeen Hollywood Film Awards? … You always remember your first,” Latifah reportedly said in her opening monologue. She also reportedly added: “Not many people knew about this show.”
Ben Affleck accepted the night’s big award, which went to the David Fincher-directed “Gone Girl.”
“Listen, if we tilt down, we’ll never go far enough to see anything,’ so thank you David and I’d like to thank you for keeping the set cool because if you’re gonna have one chance for America to see your junk, you want it to be cold. It’s a real gift,” Affleck reportedly said.
“David couldn’t be here because he’s still shooting the movie,” he reportedly said. “Just one or two more takes.”
“The Imitation Game” nabbed four awards, including the Hollywood actor, which went to Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as the Hollywood Director, Hollywood Supporting Actress and Hollywood Film Composer Award.
“Gosh, you make microphones small in this part of the world!” Cumberbatch said. “[Alan Turing] was and is a hero of all time, I think, a man who is a gay icon, who didn’t deny his nature, his being, and for that he suffered… This is a story that celebrates him, that celebrates outsiders; it celebrates anybody who’s every felt different and ostracized and ever suffered prejudice.”
Amy Adams presented the award to Cumberbatch.
The award night also saw an “oops” moment as “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart suffered a wardrobe malfunction.
Stewart stunned the night by wearing a white strapless frock and a sleeveless turtleneck crop on top, but unfortunately her dress went a little too low when she appeared on stage to present an award to her “Still Alice” co-star Julianne Moore.
Stewart is “the same special and wonderful person she was when she was twelve years old,” Moore reportedly said about her co-star.
Several stars attended the event, which is produced by Dick Clark Productions, including Laura Dern, Jared Leto, Mike Meyers, Robert Pattinson, Ron Howard, Hilary Swank, Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Chris Pratt, Kristen Stewart and Reese Witherspoon.
Here is the complete list of winners from the Hollywood Film Awards.
Hollywood Film: “Gone Girl”
Hollywood Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game”
Hollywood Blockbuster: “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Hollywood Documentary: Mike Myers for “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon”
Hollywood Actress: Julianne Moore for “Still Alice”
Career Achievement: Michael Keaton
Hollywood Animation: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Hollywood Comedy Film: Chris Rock for “Top Five”
New Hollywood Award: Jack O’Connell for “Unbroken”
Hollywood Ensemble: “Foxcatcher”
Hollywood Director: Morten Tyldum for “The Imitation Game”
Hollywood Song: Janelle Monae for “What is Love?” from “Rio 2”
Hollywood Screenwriter: Gillian Flynn for “Gone Girl”
Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor: Eddie Redmayne for “The Theory of Everything”
Hollywood Breakthrough Director: Jean-Marc Vallee for “Wild”
Hollywood Supporting Actress: Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game”
Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress: Shailene Woodley for “The Fault in Our Stars”
Hollywood Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall for “The Judge”
Hollywood Cinematography Award: Emmanuel Lubezki for “Birdman”
Hollywood International Award: Jing Tian
Hollywood Visual Effects Award: Scott Farrar for “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
Hollywood Film Composer Award: Alexandre Desplat for ‘The Imitation Game”
Hollywood Costume Design Award: Milena Canonero for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Hollywood Editing Award: Jay Cassidy and Dody Dorn for “Fury”
Hollywood Production Design Award: Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman for “Maleficent”
Hollywood Sound Award: Ren Klyce for “Gone Girl”
Hollywood Makeup and Hairstyling Award: David White (Special Makeup Effects) and Elizabeth Yanni-Georgiou (Hair Designer and Makeup Designer) for “Guardians of the Galaxy.”