8:00am PT by Scott Feinberg
Hollywood Film Awards: Honors Going to 'Furious 7,' 'Amy,' More (Exclusive)
At the 19th Hollywood Film Awards, Furious 7, the Universal sequel that is now the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, will be feted with the Hollywood Blockbuster Award and Hollywood Song Award, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The former will go to the cast and the latter will go to Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, composers of "See You Again," which held the top spot on multiple Billboard charts.
The ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 1, will also honor Amy director Asif Kapadia with the Hollywood Documentary Award for his film about the late Amy Winehouse. And a host of other accolades will be celebrate extraordinary work in crafts and technical categories.
Bridge of Spies, the Steven Spielberg Cold War drama, and Mad Max: Fury Road, the latest installment in George Miller's franchise, each were tapped for two honors. The former will receive the Hollywood Cinematography Award (to Janusz Kaminski, Steven Spielberg's longtime lenser) and Hollywood Sound Award (Gary Rydstrom), while the latter will be honored with the Hollywood Make-up & Hairstyling Award (Lesley Vanderwalt) and Hollywood Production Design Award (Colin Gibson).
Additionally, Alexandre Desplat, who won a best original score Oscar earlier this year, will collect the Hollywood Film Composer Award for his work on both The Danish Girl and Suffragette. Black Mass' David Rosenbloom has been chosen for the Hollywood Editing Award. And Jurassic World's Tim Alexander is the choice for the Hollywood Visual Effects Award. And the legendary Sandy Powell will pick up the Hollywood Costume Design Award for her work on the live-action remake of Cinderella.
This year's Hollywood Film Awards will not be televised, unlike last year's, which aired on CBS but generated disappointing ratings. Nevertheless, Dick Clark Productions, which became a key investor in the event in 2013, will continue to produce it. "The Hollywood Film Awards is an incredible brand, previewing some of the biggest movies and stars of the year, while launching the award season," says Allen Shapiro, CEO of DCP.
The recipients of the event's many other awards will be announced in the coming days and weeks.