Hollywood Film Awards 2015: See Who Won (& Wore) What

The great and the good of Hollywood were in attendance for the 19th Hollywood Film Awards


The great and the good of Hollywood were in attendance for the 19th Hollywood Film Awards

Carey Mulligan, Amy Schumer, Will Smith and Robert Di Nero were some of the stars who were awarded for their work in showbiz at the Hollywood Film Awards on November 1st in Beverly Hills.

The annual ceremony, in its 19th year - which is only televised in the US – is thought to be an early indicator of the new movies that are expected to be well received in the coming months. It also marks the start of the awards season in Los Angeles, preceding the Oscars and the Golden Globes which takes place in January and February 2016.

Some of the women who were recognised for their achievements included: Irish actress Saoirse Ronan who was presented with the New Hollywood Award by Ryan Gosling for her role in American-Irish drama Brooklyn, Carey Mulligan (wearing Erdem FYI) who received the Hollywood Actress Award for her role in the British period drama Suffragette and Amy Schumer who won the Hollywood Comedy Award for her film Trainwreck which she wrote and directed herself.

Another of Hollywood's big names who scooped a gong on the night, was Will Smith. The 47-year-old was presented with Best Hollywood Actor shortly before veteran actor Robert Di Nero who won the Hollywood Career Achievement Award. Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth won the Hollywood Song Award for See You Again which featured in the Fast And Furious 7 soundtrack and British director Tom Hooper who was behind films such as The King's Speech and Les Misérables was given the Hollywood Director Award for his new movie The Danish Girl.

As expected, Amy Schumer had the crowd in stitches from the get-go, as she pretended to get stuck in some leaves outside the Beverly Hills venue. She also told a reporter on the way into the ceremony that her time as Hollywood's 'it girl' was temporary so she was 'just going to make a lot of money doing it' whilst she can.

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez was the one to present the award to Schumer and was full of praise for her on stage, calling her the first comedian 'to speak to the women of my generation'.

'You've inspired me not take myself too seriously when I sit on my couch and I'm depressed about certain things' Selena said. 'You constantly made me feel I'm a bad-ass even though most of the time I'm not. You say the things I wish I could say and you never ever make feel bad about anything I do in my personal life.' 

Hear, hear! That's exactly why we love Amy, too.

Selena also joked that she was glad that 'Jennifer Lawrence wasn't able' to present Amy's award - although when Amy got up on stage she assured Selena that she was in fact her 'first choice'.

Do we detect a new set of Hollywood BFFs forming?

Other stars in attendance included Amber Heard and Johnny Depp who arrived together, with Amber oozing 1920s glamour in a gold, low-cut sparkly dress. Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Rodriguez and Dakota Johnson also walked the red carpet, as well as UK funny-man James Corden who hosted the show.

If this is the turn-out in October, we can't wait to see what goes down during awards season early next year...

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