Hollywood Actress Award winner Sandra Bullock takes the stage.
Hollywood Actress Award winner Sandra Bullock takes the stage.
In the press room, the Gravity star posed with Fruitvale Station actress Octavia Spencer.
Kanye West handed out the first award of the night, presenting 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen with the Hollywood Breakout Director Award. The rapper left girlfriend Kim Kardashian in San Francisco on her birthday to fly to L.A. for the event, but he did make it up to her, returning later the same evening to propose to the reality star. West called 12 Years "extremely moving."
Dallas Buyers Club star Matthew McConaughey accepts the Hollywood Actor Award. The star had the audience wrapped around his finger with his folksy acceptance speech according to The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg.
Captain Phillips producer Michael De Luca, who won the Hollywood Producer Award, poses with one of the film's stars, Barkhad Abdi. The Somali-born actor, unknown prior to the film's release, called De Luca, "Someone who truly helped change my life."
Julia Roberts accepted the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award from Sean Penn, who delivered a seven-minute ode to the August: Osage County star's "otherworldly talent."
Roberts poses with her award.
Lee Daniels' The Butler star Forest Whitaker presented his director with the Hollywood Director Award.
Jake Gyllenhaal accepted the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for his work in Warner Bros.' Prisoners. Gyllenhaal said, "I wanted to do the movie because it's so balls to the wall … it's not a storybook version."
Gyllenhaal's Prisoners co-star Viola Davis presented him with his award.
Jennifer Garner presented her Dallas Buyers Club co-star Matthew McConaughey with his award.
Robert Downey Jr. presented Jared Leto with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Award for the latter's work in Dallas Buyers Club.
Juliette Lewis was among the big stars who turned up at Monday night's event.
Pacific Rim star Robert Kazinsky presented the Hollywood Visual Effects Award to the film's visual effects supervisor, John Knoll.
Lee Daniels' The Butler's David Oyelowo accepted a Hollywood Spotlight Award, telling the audience how his father told him his decision to pursue acting was "a terrible, catastrophic idea." He also thanked director Lee Daniels for believing in him and casting him in two movies.
The Book Thief director Brian Percival showed up to support the film's star Sophie Nelisse, who won one of three Spotlight Awards.
Harrison Ford accepted the Hollywood Career Award, receiving a standing ovation from the audience.
The Book Thief star Geoffrey Rush presented Nelisse with her Spotlight Award.
Bruce Willis presented the Hollywood Legend Award to producer Jerry Weintraub, saying, "I love him to death." Weintraub, in turn, said, "I'm not gonna talk long 'cause I want a vodka."
Chris Cooper was honored alongside his August: Osage County co-stars.
From left: August: Osage County stars Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper and Margo Martindale accepted the Hollywood Ensemble Cast Award from Garry Marshall.
Michael B. Jordan was among the three young actors honored with the Hollywood Spotlight Award, which recognizes up-and-coming talent. (David Oyelowo and Sophie Nelisse were also honored.)
August: Osage County actor Dermot Mulroney was honored for Ensemble Cast alongside co-star Julia Roberts.
American Hustle director David O'Russell (center) hit the red carpet with his film's production designer Judy Becker and costume designer Michael Wilkinson, who won the Hollywood Production Design Award and the Hollywood Costume Design Award, respectively.
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds presented Coldplay's Chris Martin with the Hollywood Song Award for the band's song "Atlas," from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.
Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, two of the stars of the forthcoming American Hustle, presented the film's costume designer Michael Wilkinson and production designer Judy Becker with the Hollywood Costume Design Award and Hollywood Production Design Award, respectively.
Jane Fonda and Forest Whitaker, two of the stars of Lee Daniels' The Butler, were introduced to hearty applause before presenting Lee Daniels with the Hollywood Director Award. Daniels noted the irony of his award featuring the word "Hollywood" in its title because his film was made without the interest or support of virtually any Hollywood studio, noting that it was the late Laura Ziskin who is most responsible for making it happen: "On her deathbed we were rewriting the script. Literally."
"I'm not sure if anyone has ever seen such an all-star cast," remarked Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall, who presented Julia Roberts and her co-stars with the Hollywood Ensemble Award for August: Osage County.
Bruce Willis presented the Hollywood Legend Award to producer Jerry Weintraub.
12 Years a Slave newcomer/scene-stealer Lupita Nyong'o received a great build-up from fellow actress Angela Bassett — who called Nyong'o's portrayal of a particularly put-upon slave "a breakthrough performance that you will not soon forget" — before taking the stage, in a bright yellow dress, to collect the New Hollywood Award. She then had the audience enraptured as she tearfully thanked her mother, her collaborators on the film and the director: "Steve, I will never forget this opportunity you gave to me. … I am so proud to be a part of 12 Years a Slave."
Jack Black (second from left) posed backstage with the Before Midnight crew: Ethan Hawke (left), Julie Delpy and Black's School of Rock collaborator Richard Linklater.
Olivia Munn presented the Hollywood Movie Award, which was determined by fan voting, to Star Trek Into Darkness.
From left: Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and filmmaker Richard Linklater arrived at the gala, where Jack Black presented Linklater with the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for Before Midnight. As the honorees stumbled over each other's words at the podium, Linklater joked that this is why "people think that the movies are very improvised. They're actually entirely scripted." Hawke then got big laughs by joking that the film's success was owed less to the script than the actors, whom he wished to thank.
Hollywood Breakout Performance Award winner Jared Leto, who dropped 40 pounds for the part of a transsexual in Dallas Buyers Club for which he was being honored, was back in fighting shape to collect his award from pal Robert Downey Jr., who complimented him for bringing to his performance "humanity and will." Leto, noting that he's been acting for years, said he was very grateful for the honor because "I've actually never received an award for anything I've ever done onscreen," and added, "To get a Breakout Award at the ripe young age of 41 is pretty incredible."
Lee Daniels' The Butler writer Danny Strong stepped out to support the filmmaker.