How Many ‘Starts’ Does Awards Season Really Need?


The Governors Awards and the Hollywood Film Awards both claimed to be the start of the season, but we think they’re lying

steve pond

The Hollywood Film Awards, which took place on Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, is a shindig that TheWrap tends to ignore. But it’s also “the official launch of awards season.” I know that because on the HFA website, there’s a ® mark next to that phrase. And it couldn’t have a registered trademark that wasn’t true, right?

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Steve Pond

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