The awards season just got even more crowded, if you can believe it. CBS announced today that it's joining with Dick Clark Productions to bring the Hollywood Film Awards to the airwaves, starting in 2014.
Apparently Dick Clark Productions loves award, almost as much as I do, because it's also responsible for bringing Academy of Country Music Awards and the Golden Globes to our TV screens on CBS and NBC, respectively.
The Hollywood Film Awards were founded by business man Carlos de Abreu in October of 1997 apparently, just 'cause. The awards ceremony takes place in late October or early November (I guess depending on which big names can show up) and is considered the official launch of the Hollywood awards season.
"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, executive vice president of specials, music and live events at CBS Entertainment, 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."
Now whether these awards foreshadow the eventual Oscar winners remains to be seen, but they're pretty darn close. This year's big winners included Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor, 'Dallas Buyer’s Club'), Sandra Bullock (Best Actress, 'Gravity'), Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, 'Prisoners'), Julia Roberts (Best Supporting Actress, 'August: Osage County'), Steve McQueen (Breakout Director, '12 Years a Slave'), and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' for Best...Film?