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October 3, 2019
The following is a press release from Dick Clark Productions:
The Hollywood Film Awards announced today that one of this year’s most critically acclaimed films will be honored at the 23rd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.” “Toy Story 4,” directed by Josh Cooley, will receive the “Hollywood Animation Award.” After dominating the global box office this summer, the film received overwhelming praise from critics and fans alike. As previously announced, actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host the ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
Honorees were also announced in the craft categories, as the “Hollywood Film Awards” continues its tradition of recognizing excellence in the art of cinema across all disciplines:
Hollywood Cinematography Award
Mihai Malaimare Jr., “Jojo Rabbit”
Hollywood Film Composer Award
Randy Newman, “Marriage Story”
Hollywood Editor Award
Michael McCusker & Andrew Buckland, “Ford v Ferrari”
Hollywood Visual Effects Award
Pablo Helman, “The Irishman”
Hollywood Sound Award
Donald Sylvester, Paul Massey, David Giammarco, & Steven A. Morrow, “Ford v Ferrari”
Hollywood Costume Design Award
Anna Mary Scott Robbins, “Downton Abbey”
Hollywood Make-Up & Hair Styling Award
Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou, Tapio Salmi, & Barrie Gower, “Rocketman”
Hollywood Production Design Award
Ra Vincent, “Jojo Rabbit”
Additional honorees for this year’s event will be announced in the coming weeks.
ABOUT THE HONOREES
In “Toy Story 4,” Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) and the gang set out on a road trip adventure with newcomer Forky (voice of Tony Hale), a craft project turned new-favorite-toy who is convinced he’s just trash. When Forky separates from the group, Woody sets off to find him and prove that he actually has the most important purpose of all – to be there for his kid. Along the way, Woody is reunited with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts) whose independent spirit is both appealing and inconceivable to Woody, challenging all his assumptions about what it means to be a toy. As they work together to reunite Forky with his kid, Woody reflects on his own life – and he is faced with a decision, and a future, he never imagined.
Director Josh Cooley – “Toy Story 4”
Josh Cooley joined Pixar Animation Studios in May 2003 immediately after graduation, as an intern in the Story department. He has since worked as a story artist on the Academy Award®-winning films “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” and “Up.” Cooley served as the story supervisor, voice talent, and a writer on Academy Award®-winning “Inside Out,” and was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award. He made his directorial debut with “Riley’s First Date,” a short film featuring the characters from “Inside Out.” He most recently directed Disney and Pixar’s latest feature film “Toy Story 4,” which opened in theaters Summer 2019. Born in Berkeley, CA, and raised by wolves, Cooley’s earlier influences include Mad magazine, Steven Spielberg’s movies, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? He currently resides in the California Bay Area with his wife and kids.
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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,” “Golden Globe 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 business unit of Valence Media, a diversified and integrated media company with business units and strategic investments in television, film, live entertainment, digital media and publishing. 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.