Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman Win Big At The 2018 Hollywood Film Awards

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Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban attend the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards on November 4 in Beverly Hills
Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban attend the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards on November 4 in Beverly Hills

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On Sunday night, the biggest stars in Hollywood headed to The Beverly Hilton to celebrate the impending kick off of awards season at the 2018 Hollywood Film Awards during its 22nd annual ceremony.

Timothee Chalamet, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Armie Hammer
Timothee Chalamet, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Armie Hammer

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The night kicked off with biting commentary from host Awkwafina, as well as a sincere introduction from Brad Pitt. Felix van Groeningen voiced his utmost gratitude to receive the “Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award” and to be lucky enough to make a film like “Beautiful Boy.” Brad Bird kept his “Hollywood Animation Award” acceptance speech short and sweet as he stressed the need to keep making animation films for “dreaming and for dreamers.” Ryan Gosling gave an impassioned speech on the marvel and genius of Damien Chazelle before presenting his “First Man” director with the “Hollywood Director Award.” Taraji P. Henson lauded the brilliance of John David Washington as he received the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award.”

Octavia Spencer, Dimiter Marinov, Sebastian Maniscalco, Joe Cortese, Nick Vallelonga, Mike Hatton, Brian Hayes Currie and (in front) Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, recipients of the Hollywood Ensemble Award for 'Green Book'
Octavia Spencer, Dimiter Marinov, Sebastian Maniscalco, Joe Cortese, Nick Vallelonga, Mike Hatton, Brian Hayes Currie and (in front) Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, recipients of the Hollywood Ensemble Award for ‘Green Book’

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After accepting the “Hollywood Documentary Award” on behalf of Don Argott for “Believer,” Dan Reynolds performed an extremely emotional rendition of the documentary’s original song, “Skipping Stones.” Danny Huston introduced “New Hollywood Actress Award” recipient Yalitza Aparicio, who gave a touching speech in Spanish explaining that she hopes the “win of the performance is felt by the people of Mexico.” Anne Hathaway took the stage to present the “Hollywood Actor Award” to Hugh Jackman, applauding his many achievements including his “20 plus year juggernaut career,” his “sexiest man alive title,” and most importantly, “his widely known reputation for being the nicest guy in Hollywood.” Sterling K. Brown presented the award for “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble” to the cast of “Crazy Rich Asians.” Several of the cast members including Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh remarked at what an incomparable experience they’ve had making this film and how impactful it has been to be able to share this story with a fully Asian cast.

Brad Pitt and Felix Van Groeningen, recipient of the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award for 'Beautiful Boy'
Brad Pitt and Felix Van Groeningen, recipient of the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award for ‘Beautiful Boy’

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Janelle Monáe was on hand to present Amandla Stenberg with the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award,” and shared with the room what a fierce and fearless woman Amandla is growing up to be. Stenberg expressed her hope that the film, “The Hate U Give,” encourages people to stand up and be heard. Christian Slater presented Glenn Close with her “Hollywood Actress Award” for her unparalleled performance in the upcoming film, “The Wife.” Close received a standing ovation before thanking all of the members of her team and all the filmmakers for staying with her throughout the entire process. Michael B. Jordan came out to recognize “Black Panther” producer Nate Moore and director Ryan Coogler with the “Hollywood Film Award.” He spoke to his experience both making and seeing the movie, saying that “for everyone with African roots, it spoke to us on an intensely powerful level.”

Taraji P. Henson and John David Washington, recipient of the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award for 'BlacKkKlansman'
Taraji P. Henson and John David Washington, recipient of the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

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The final award of the evening went to “Hollywood Career Achievement Award” recipient Nicole Kidman, and was presented by Kidman’s “Big Little Lies” co-star Shailene Woodley, who said that she was overwhelmed with gratitude that their lives crossed paths. Kidman was welcomed with a standing ovation and thanked those in the room and in the industry for allowing her to play the women she’s played and tell their stories. She vowed to “always give back to [her] craft!”

The Full List Of 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Award Winners

Hugh Jackman, recipient of the Hollywood Actor Award for 'The Front Runner' and Anne Hathaway
Hugh Jackman, recipient of the Hollywood Actor Award for ‘The Front Runner’ and Anne Hathaway

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“Hollywood Career Achievement Award”—Nicole Kidman

“Hollywood Film Award”—”Black Panther”

“Hollywood Actress Award”—Glenn Close for “The Wife”

“Hollywood Actor Award”—Hugh Jackman for “The Front Runner”

“Hollywood Supporting Actor Award”—Timothée Chalamet for “Beautiful Boy”

“Hollywood Ensemble Award”—Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini for “Green Book”

“Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award”—Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remi Hii, Nico Santos for “Crazy Rich Asians”

“Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award”—Amandla Stenberg for “The Hate U Give”

“Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award”—John David Washington for “BlakKklansman”

“New Hollywood Actress Award”—Yalitza Aparicio for “Roma”

“Hollywood Director Award”—Damien Chazelle for “First Man”

“Hollywood Screenwriter Award—Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie for “Green Book”

Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award”—Felix van Groeningen for “Beautiful Boy”

“Hollywood Documentary Award”—”Believer”

“Hollywood Animation Award”—”Incredibles 2″

“Hollywood Cinematography Award”—Matthew Libatique for “A Star Is Born”

“Hollywood Film Composer Award”—Justin Hurwitz for “First Man”

“Hollywood Editor Award”—Tom Cross for “First Man”

“Hollywood Visual Effects Award”—Dan Deleeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, Dan Sudick for “Avengers: Infinity War”

“Hollywood Costume Design Award”—Sandy Powell for “The Favourite”

“Hollywood Make-Up & Hair Styling Award”—Jenny Schircore, Sarah Kelly, Hannah Edwards for “Mary Queen of Scots”

“Hollywood Production Design Award”—Hannah Beachler for “Black Panther”

“Hollywood Sound Award”—Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Brandon Proctor for “A Quiet Place”

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