CBS is adding another awards telecast to its lineup. The network announced today that it will begin televising the Hollywood Film Awards, an annual ceremony held in October that attracts big stars. The show will be produced by dick clark prods, which is responsible for the Academy of Country Music Awards for CBS and the Golden Globes on NBC.
“The Hollywood Film Awards is a star-filled, fun night full of surprises, and the first stop out of the gate kicking off the film awards season,” said Jack Sussman, CBS’ Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, in a statement. “Until now, the event was limited to only industry insiders. We’re proud to team up with dick clark productions and Carlos to develop this into an event for television and showcase it to millions of viewers across the country.”
The Hollywood Film Awards were founded by Carlos de Abreu in October of 1997, when it took place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. The latest recipients of the 17th annual awards – all of whom showed up in October because they were given a heads-up – included Matthew McConaughey (best actor, Dallas Buyer’s Club), Sandra Bullock (best actress, Gravity), Julia Roberts (best supporting actress, August: Osage County), Steve McQueen (breakout director, 12 Years a Slave), and Star Trek Into Darkness (best film).