8:00am PT by Scott Feinberg
Hollywood Film Awards: Ridley Scott Tapped for Producing Honor for 'The Martian'
Ridley Scott, the three-time-Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind this year's critical and commercial hit The Martian, will receive the Hollywood Producer Award at the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, to be held at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Nov. 1, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Scott's past credits include 1979's Alien, 1982's Blade Runner and 1991's Thelma & Louise, among others. (You can hear him discuss his life and career in episode 5 of Awards Chatter.)
The Hollywood Film Awards previously announced a number of this year's other honorees. The highest-profile among them: The Danish Girl's Tom Hooper for the Hollywood Director Award; Suffragette's Carey Mulligan for the Hollywood Actress Award; Sicario's Benicio Del Toro for the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award; Spotlight's Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for the Hollywood Screenwriter Award; Inside Out for the Hollywood Animation Award; The Big Short's Adam McKay for the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award; Black Mass' Joel Edgerton for the Hollywood Breakout Actor Award; The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander for the Hollywood Breakout Actress Award; Brooklyn's Saoirse Ronan for the New Hollywood Award; the principal cast of Straight Outta Compton (O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell) for the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award; Joy's Robert De Niro for the Hollywood Career Achievement Award; and Trainwreck's Amy Schumer for the Hollywood Comedy Award.
There are also additional honorees: Asif Kapadia's Amy for the Hollywood Documentary Award; Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" (Furious 7) for the Hollywood Song Award; Alexandre Desplat (The Danish Girl, Suffragette) for the Hollywood Film Composer Award; Cinderella for the Hollywood Costume Design Award; Black Mass for the Hollywood Editor Award; Jurassic World for the Hollywood Visual Effects Award; Bridge of Spies for the Hollywood Cinematography Award and the Hollywood Sound Award; Mad Max: Fury Road for the Hollywood Production Design Award and the Hollywood Make-Up & Hair Styling Award; and Furious 7 for the Hollywood Blockbuster Award.
This year's ceremony 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," said Allen Shapiro, CEO of DCP.
The recipients of the event's many other awards will be announced in the coming days and weeks.