Acclaimed Producer and Director Ridley Scott to be Honored with the "Hollywood Producer Award" For "The Martian" at the "19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards®"

Awards Ceremony to Take Place Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 14, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated director and producer Ridley Scott will be honored with the "Hollywood Producer Award" for the film The Martian. The "19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards" will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world's biggest stars. More than one hundred honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and wins.

This year, the multi-nominated Ridley Scott shows once again he is the master of all film genres as he produces and directs the story of astronaut Mark Watney, who is presumed dead after a firestorm and left behind by his crew. The film stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels and Kate Mara.

"Ridley Scott is one of the most prolific, talented and respected members of the film community," said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions.  "We are honored to have him as part of this year's show."

Previously announced honorees for this year's show include:

  • Robert De Niro – "Hollywood Career Achievement Award"
  • Furious 7 – "Hollywood Blockbuster Award"
  • Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth – "Hollywood Song Award" for their hit "See You Again" from the Furious 7 soundtrack
  • Asif Kapadia – "Hollywood Documentary Award" for Amy
  • Tom Hooper – "Hollywood Director Award" for The Danish Girl
  • Benicio Del Toro – "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award" for Sicario
  • Saoirse Ronan – "New Hollywood Award" for Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander – "Hollywood Breakout Actress Award" for The Danish Girl
  • Cast of Straight Outta Compton: Corey Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson Jr. & Jason Mitchell – "Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award"
  • Amy Schumer – "Hollywood Comedy Award" for Trainwreck
  • Carey Mulligan – "Hollywood Actress Award" for Suffragette
  • Joel Edgerton – "Hollywood Breakout Actor Award" for Black Mass
  • Adam McKay – "Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award" for The Big Short
  • Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer – "Hollywood Screenwriter Award" for Spotlight
  • "Inside Out" directed by Pete Docter – "Hollywood Animation Award"
  • Janusz Kaminski – "Hollywood Cinematography Award," for Bridge of Spies
  • Alexandre Desplat – "Hollywood Film Composer Award" for The Danish Girl and Suffragette
  • David Rosenbloom – "Hollywood Editor Award" for Black Mass
  • Tim Alexander – "Hollywood Visual Effects Award" for Jurassic World
  • Gary Rydstrom – "Hollywood Sound Award" for Bridge of Spies
  • Sandy Powell – "Hollywood Costume Design Award" for Cinderella
  • Lesley Vanderwalt – "Hollywood Make-Up & Hair Styling Award" for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Colin Gibson – "Hollywood Production Design Award" for Mad Max: Fury Road

Additional honorees are set to be announced at a later date.

ABOUT RIDLEY SCOTT

Director/Producer RIDLEY SCOTT has been honored with Academy Award nominations for Best Director for his work on Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, and Thelma & Louise.  All three films also earned him DGA Award nominations.  Scott's most recent directorial credits include the recently released Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale, Prometheus starring Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron and The Counselor, written by Cormac McCarthy and starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Javier Bardem. 

Scott has garnered multiple award nominations over his illustrious career.  In addition to his Academy Award and DGA nominations, he also earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director for American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.  He also served as a producer on the true-life drama receiving a BAFTA nomination for Best Film.  Scott also received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Director for his epic Gladiator. The film won the Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for Best Picture. 

In 1977, Scott made his feature film directorial debut with The Duellists, for which he won the Best First Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival. He followed with the blockbuster science-fiction thriller Alien, which catapulted Sigourney Weaver to stardom and launched a successful franchise. In 1982, Scott directed the landmark film Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford. Considered a science-fiction classic, the futuristic thriller was added to the U.S. Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 1993, and a director's cut of Blade Runner was released to renewed acclaim in 1993 and in 2007. 

Scott's additional film directing credits include Legend, starring Tom Cruise; Someone to Watch Over Me; Black Rain, starring Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia; 1492: Conquest of Paradise; White Squall, starring Jeff Bridges; G.I. Jane, starring Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen; Hannibal, starring Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore; Body of Lies, starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio; A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe and Albert Finney; the epic Kingdom of Heaven, with Orlando Bloom and Jeremy Irons; and Matchstick Men, starring Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell. Scott's hit version of the timeless tale of Robin Hood marked his fifth collaboration with star Russell Crowe, also starring Cate Blanchett. 

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