November 1, 2018
Dick Clark Productions announced today that actress Awkwafina will host the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday, November 4 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Deep in the midst of her star-making moment with key roles in the hit films “Oceans 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” the recent “SNL” host will take the stage alongside some of the biggest names in entertainment to lead the audience through an incredible night of honoring the best in film.
Honorees for the 2018 “Hollywood Film Awards” include Nicole Kidman, who will receive this year’s Hollywood Career Achievement Award; Glenn Close, who will receive the Hollywood Actress Award; Hugh Jackman, who will receive the Hollywood Actor Award; Damien Chazelle, who will receive the Hollywood Director Award; Timothée Chalamet, who will receive the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award; “Green Book,” which will receive the Hollywood Ensemble Award; “Crazy Rich Asians,” which will receive the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award; Amandla Stenberg, who will receive the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award; John David Washington, who will receive the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award; Felix Van Groeningen, who will receive the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award; Yalitza Aparicio, who will receive the New Hollywood Award; and Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Hayes Currie, who will receive the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for “Green Book.” “Believer” will receive the “Hollywood Documentary Award, “Incredibles 2” will receive the Hollywood Animation Award, and “Black Panther” will receive the “Hollywood Film Award.”
Dan Reynolds, Tim Edgar and Hans Zimmer are also set to perform the empowering single, “Skipping Stones,” from the documentary “Believer” at this year’s show.
The Hollywood Film Awards also recognizes excellence in the art of cinema in all disciplines of filmmaking. Matthew Libatique to receive Hollywood Cinematography Award for “A Star Is Born“; Justin Hurwitz to receive Hollywood Film Composer Award for “First Man”; Tom Cross to receive Hollywood Editor Award for “First Man’} Dan Deleeuw, Kelly Port, Russel Earl, Dan Sudick to receive Hollywood Visual Effects Award for “Avengers: Infinity War“; Sandy Powell to receive Hollywood Costume Design Award; for “The Favourite”; Jenny Schircore, Sarah Kelly, Hannah Edwards to receive Hollywood Make-Up & Hair Styling Award for “Mary Queen of Scots”; Hannah Beachler to receive Hollywood Production Design Award for “Black Panther”; and Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Brandon Proctor to receive Hollywood Sound Award for “A Quiet Place.”
The 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards will take place on Sunday, November 4 at The Beverly Hilton.
The Hollywood Film Awards, honoring the most acclaimed films and actors while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year, also acknowledges artists in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup & Hairstyling. In its 22-year history, more than 320 of the world’s biggest stars and filmmakers have been highlighted at the “Hollywood Film Awards” and more than 130 of the honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins.
ABOUT THE HOST
Awkwafina is an American actress, writer, rapper and musician from Queens, New York. Awkwafina, whose given name is Nora Lum, brings an impressive range of talent peppered with her signature flair, and has become a major breakout talent of summer 2018. Lum can most recently be seen on the big screen as Peik Lin in Warner Bros’ “Crazy Rich Asians” opposite Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding & Ken Jeong. The film opened August 15, 2018 to rave reviews. She also hosted “Saturday Night Live” on October 6, 2018 in the show’s 44th Season. Earlier this year, Lum was seen in Warner Bros’ box-office hit “Ocean’s 8,” which was directed by Gary Ross and featured an ensemble cast including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. Prior to that she starred in the indie comedy “Dude,” written and directed by Olivia Milch, which follows four best girlfriends in the last two weeks of their senior year in high school. Upcoming, Lum will star in the indie dramas “Paradise Hills,” opposite Emma Roberts, Eiza González, Milla Jovovich and Danielle Macdonald, as well as an untitled film written and directed by Lulu Wang. Lum made her feature film debut in the comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, with Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne. She was also heard as the voice of Quail in the 2016 animated adventure “Storks.” Noted for the satire of her hilarious original music, Awkwafina became an internet sensation in 2012 with her viral video “My Vag.” Her 2014 debut album featured her acclaimed raps “NYC Bitche$,” “Mayor Bloomberg (Giant Margarita),” and the title track, “Yellow Ranger.” Her first book, “Awkwafina’s NYC,” a travel guide to New York, was published by Penguin Random House in 2015. Lum is currently developing a scripted series with Comedy Central in which she will also star.
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About Dick Clark Productions
Dick Clark Productions (DCP) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and DCP. DCP also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. DCP is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
About The Hollywood Film Awards
The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. For additional information, visit www.hollywoodawards.com.