Step aside, Golden Globes. CBS and Dick Clark Productions have signed a deal to begin broadcasting the Hollywood Film Awards to mark the official start of awards season, the network announced today.
Founded in 1997, the Hollywood Film Awards are held annually to honor excellence in filmmaking and have previously only been open to industry insiders.
"The Hollywood Film Awards is a star-filled, fun night full of surprises," CBS Executive Vice President Jack Sussman said in a statement.
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Added Mike Mahan, president of Dick Clark Productions: "We look forward to building on our relationship with CBS with an awards show that recognizes the best in movie making, where talent are selected as honorees and not nominees. The show is full of unique moments, with presenters carefully selected to present awards to the year's honorees, creating a night with an array of emotion, comedy and surprises."
Winners at the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards included Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey. The gala takes place in the fall.
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