The live inaugural broadcast of the “Hollywood Film Awards” is expected to be a star-studded affair when it premieres Friday, Nov. 14 on CBS. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the two-hour show will mark the 18th annual event, which touts itself as the official launch of the award season.
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Among the celebrities scheduled to appear are “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt, “Foxcatcher’s” Channing Tatum and “The Fault in Our Stars'” Shailene Woodley. They’ll be joined by Gerard Butler (“How to Train Your Dragon 2”), Robert Duvall (“The Judge”), Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), Jean-Marc Vallee (“Wild”), Reese Witherspoon (“The Good Lie”) and Michael Keaton, enjoying a career resurgence thanks to his work in “Birdman.”
The Hollywood Film Awards will be handing out awards in 18 categories including traditional nods for lead and supporting actors and actresses, as well as directors, screenwriters and best overall film. Additional awards include career achievement, breakout performance, breakthrough director and comedy film.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions and executive produced by founder Carlos de Abreu, Mark Bracco, R.A. Clark, Mike Mahan and Allen Shapiro, the event kicks off Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET with a 30-minute red carpet special followed by the ceremony itself, running from 8-10 p.m. ET on CBS.
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The Hollywood Film Awards will also feature a post-show special, following the awards show at 10 p.m. ET and hosted by “CBS This Morning” anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King. It will feature highlights and interviews with the night’s honorees.