BLACK PANTHER & INCREDIBLES 2 To Receive Top Hollywood Film Awards Honors

Black Panther
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Press Release

dick clark productions announced today that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther will receive this year’s “Hollywood Film Award,” and Pixar Animation Studios’ Incredibles 2 will receive the “Hollywood Animation Award” at the 22nd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards,” taking place on Sunday, November 4 at The Beverly Hilton. Both films received wide critical acclaim and broke box office records this year. Black Panther became a cultural phenomenon that has broken boundaries and created a movement, gracing the cover of Time Magazine. Black Panther had the highest grossing non-sequel opening weekend of all time, showing that diversity and representation in front of and behind the camera can equal global box-office success. Incredibles 2 marked the biggest opening weekend in history for an animated film, grossing more than $1.2 billion globally to date and garnering widespread critical acclaim. Two-time Oscar winner writer/director Brad Bird’s follow up to 2004’s Oscar-winning The Incredibles expands upon the original’s daring concept of a family of Supers who struggle against society’s fickle embrace while tasked with stopping a devious plot to undermine the public’s belief and faith in government and national security. Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) this time takes center stage as the family’s secret weapon, while Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) stays home to care for the children, who display increasingly curious powers of their own.

The “Hollywood Film Awards” will also continue its tradition of recognizing excellence in the art of cinema in all disciplines of filmmaking. The honorees in the categories of Cinematography, Film Composer, Editor, Visual Effects, Costume Design, Make-Up & Hair Styling, Production Design and Sound include:


Hollywood Cinematography Award
Matthew Libatique, A Star Is Born

Hollywood Film Composer Award
Justin Hurwitz, First Man

Hollywood Editor Award
Tom Cross, First Man

Hollywood Visual Effects Award
Dan Deleeuw, Kelly Port, Russel Earl, Dan Sudick, Avengers: Infinity War

Hollywood Costume Design Award
Sandy Powell, The Favourite

Hollywood Make-Up & Hair Styling Award
Jenny Schircore, Sarah Kelly, Hannah Edwards, Mary Queen of Scots

Hollywood Production Design Award
Hannah Beachler, Black Panther

Hollywood Sound Award
Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Brandon Proctor, A Quiet Place

The “Hollywood Film Awards,” honoring the most acclaimed films and actors while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year, also acknowledges artists in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup & Hairstyling. In its 22-year history, more than 320 of the world’s biggest stars and filmmakers have been highlighted at the “Hollywood Film Awards” and more than 130 of the honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins.

ABOUT THE HONOREES

Black Panther is director Ryan Coogler’s take on a modern African hero and a utopian vision of what an uncolonized Africa might look like.  The film explores the conflict between two powerful men, one African and one African-American, who are mirror images of each other, each grappling with his own history, home and very identity.  When Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) becomes king of the hidden, technologically advanced kingdom Wakanda, he is forced to defend his throne against rogue mercenary Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Wakanda is also alive with strong, intelligent women, from Wakanda’s elite all-female security force, led by Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira, to T’Challa’s own tech-savvy sister (Letitia Wright) and mother (Angela Bassett), who are portrayed as equals to the men they protect and advise.

In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack, whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible. Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is written and directed by Academy® Award-winner Brad Bird (Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) and produced by John Walker (The Incredibles, Tomorrowland) and Nicole Grindle (Sanjay’s Super Team short, Toy Story 3 associate producer).

 They join previously announced honorees Nicole Kidman, who will receive this year’s “Hollywood Career Achievement Award,” Glenn Close, who will receive the “Hollywood Actress Award,” Hugh Jackman, who will receive the “Hollywood Actor Award,” Damien Chazelle, who will receive the “Hollywood Director Award,” Timothée Chalamet who will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” Green Book, which will receive the “Hollywood Ensemble Award,” Crazy Rich Asians, which will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award,” Amandla Stenberg, who will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award,” John David Washington, who will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award,” Felix Van Groeningen, who will receive the  “Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award,” Yalitza Aparicio, who will receive the “New Hollywood Award,” Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Hayes Currie, who will receive the “Hollywood Screenwriter Award” for Green Book, and Believer will receive the “Hollywood Documentary Award.”

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