'Gone Girl' Takes Top Prize At Hollywood Film Awards; 'The Imitation Game' Leads With 4 Nods: Complete Winners List

Gone Girl won the top prize at tonight’s 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards. David Fincher’s drama starring Ben Affleck took the Hollywood Film Award. World War II codebreaker drama The Imitation Game Hollywood Film Awards trophieswon the most hardware, scoring four wins including best actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and director for Morten Tyldem. Julianne Moore scooped up the Hollywood Actress Award for Still Alice, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 won the animation prize. Michael Keaton was the lifetime achievement honoree. A complete list of winners is below.

Queen Latifah hosted HFAs, which were televised for the first time. The event always has been a private Tinseltown affair, but CBS aired the show live from the Hollywood CBS LogoPalladium at 8 PM in the East and delayed at 8 PM Pacific. Organizers like to consider the negotiated Hollywood Film Awards the first stop on the long awards-season journey, and studios seem to love it because they essentially get to dictate the winners and plant a flag for one film or another early in the season. Winners are chosen by a small committee led by Carlos de Abreu that sees the buzzy movies, sometimes in rough cuts, and doles out the honors. There are 26 categories — 18 of which were handed out during the show — and all honorees know they won ahead of time.

In the early days of the HFAS, stars would come in the back way, make an appearance onstagelogo_main to accept an award – often thanking HFA founder de Abreu personally — and get a photo op, and then make a hasty retreat. But this year there was an hourlong postshow, The CBS Hollywood After Party, hosted by CBS This Morning’s Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. A half-hour preshow, Countdown To The Hollywood Film Awards, kicked off the network’s coverage..

Hollywood Film Awards Cumberbatch, Knightley, RedmayneAmong the big names who attended the two-hour shindig, produced by Dick Clark Productions: Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Jonah Hill, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Mike Myers, Jack O’Connell, Robert Pattinson, Chris Pratt, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock, Kristen Stewart, Hilary Swank, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.

Here is the complete list of folks getting a first chance to try out their 2015 acceptance speeches (along with the award presenters in parentheses):

Hollywood Film Award
Gone Girl

Hollywood Actor Award
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
(Amy Adams)

Hollywood Blockbuster Award
Guardians of the Galaxy
(Chadwick Boseman)

HFA SupermenschHollywood Documentary Award
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, Mike Myers
(Johnny Depp/Shep Gordon)

Hollywood Actress Award
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
(Kristen Stewart)

Hollywood Career Achievement Award
Michael Keaton
(Geena Davis)

Hollywood Animation Award
How to Train Your Dragon 2
(Jennifer Lopez)

Hollywood Comedy Award
Chris Rock, Top Five
(Queen Latifah)

New Hollywood Award
Jack O’Connell, Unbroken
(Angelina Jolie)

Hollywood Ensemble Award
(Jonah Hill)

Hollywood Director Award
Morten Tyldem, The Imitation Game
(Robert Pattinson)

Hollywood Song Award
“What Is Love?” Janelle Monáe, Rio 2

Hollywood Screenwriter Award
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
(Hilary Swank)

Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
(Jared Leto)

Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award
Jean-Marc Vallee, Wild
(Reese Witherspoon)

Hollywood Supporting Actress Award
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
(Christoph Waltz)

Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award
Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars
(Laura Dern)

Robert Downey Jr and Robert DuvallHollywood Supporting Actor Award
Robert Duvall, The Judge
(Robert Downey Jr.)

Off-air awards

Hollywood Cinematography Award
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Hollywood Visual Effects Award
Scott Farrar, Transformers: Age of Extinction

Hollywood Editing Award
Jaty Cassidy and Dody Dorn, Fury

Hollywood International Award
Jing Tian

Hollywood Film Composer Award
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

Hollywood Production Design Award
Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman, Maleficient

Hollywood Visual Effects Award
Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hollywood Sound Award
Ren Klyce, Gone Girl

Hollywood Makeup and Hair Award
David White (special make-up effects) and Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou (hair designer and makeup designer), Guardians of the Galaxy


  1. Another bogus “awards” show .. there are too many already … and CBS whoring itself out for hours of broadcast time. Turns my stomach …

  2. This show seemed so rigged. More so than other award shows, and that says a lot. And yet I watched. Drunk Johnny Depp was the highlight.

  3. It was horrible! And Depp! We get it- you’re cool and all that, but to come on as being [ overly] stoned and or drunk was very sad even for a piece of crap show like this- act and dress your age when you’re supposed to be a professional!!

  4. Trying to figure out which was Depp slumming more, this or the Manson show on Halloween night. Or that “Lone Ranger” movie. Or the entire “Pirates” franchise.

  5. Depp is in a rut and this I thought was a very public cry for help. The “Austin Powers” picture in January may make some coin – could be quite funny – but it does look a little Jerry Lewis in “The Family Jewels” stuck with only one part to play. Honestly the man needs to look up, out, over. His best work is yet to come but he’s gotta get out of that rut. This is a gifted funny talented actor, a wonderful dramatic actor, but somehow he’s been painted into a corner. Love the guy. Very special in the history of Hollywood. Unique. Endlessly inventive and clever but perhaps too much so. What once seemed fresh often now comes off like a pro forma rubber crutch unfortunately. We need him to be surprising again. Definitely needs to find something with some of today’s best directors. Fincher, Nolan, Wes A., the Coens, PTA, Sofia C., the Dallas Buyers’ Club guy, Scorsese, Spielberg, Bigelow – where are any of these people and other comparable directors on his resume? It seems like he’s determined to not engage in genuinely challenging himself as he’s frozen in stop capture motion. Tonight looked like perhaps he’s in need of more than just one kind of rehab. I wish him well and only the best which is why I say these things.

  6. so the breakthrough director award goes to the director of dallas buyers club? arguably that oscar nominated film was his breakthrough.

  7. I couldn’t figure out what organization sponsored the awards. I liked the Newcomer awards, and anything that goes to Imitation Game (haven’t seen it yet, but it looks great). But Gone Girl as Best Movie? Nothing for Birdman or Interstellar? And Depp wasn’t the only person on the impaired side. It was like another Golden Globe Awards – a little too much free booze. Hope Queen Latifah gets to MC another award ceremony because the problems were not her fault.

  8. This show should have been an episode of 48 Hours; it documented everyone onscreen being a paid whore on the job. What a useless infomercial for an industry and system that has come to be so cynical about its products and its consumers that it deserves to fall, and fall hard. This may be the apex of Les Moonves’ contemptuous streak. Shameful.

  9. The Imitation Game, has been chosen for best movie 2014 by the Palm Springs International Flim Festival, (2nd largest in USA) Will be presented January 3rd at the convention center in Palm Springs and it’s sold out. It’ well attended by Hollywood’s Celebrities.

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