The unofficial opening of awards season kicked off Friday night with the Hollywood Film Awards, televised for the first time in its 18-year history by CBS. You probably missed it.
Only four million viewers tuned in.
Those who did saw a strange mix of sincere and bizarre moments, including Johnny Depp slurring and cursing through a pre-written speech.
The stars came out in full force for the awards program which features no nominations and a mysterious selection process for the winners. Award recipients are simply introduced from the stage to accept the awards, presumably an indication of award season front-runner status.
Film: Gone Girl.
Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game.
Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice.
Supporting actor: Robert Duvall, The Judge.
Supporting actress: Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game.
Breakout performance actress: Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars.
Breakout performance actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything.
Director: Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game.
Breakthrough director: Jean-Marc Vallée, Wild.
Screenwriter: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl.
Song: “What is Love,” by Janelle Monae, from Rio 2.
Animation: How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Blockbuster: Guardians of the Galaxy.
Documentary: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.
Comedy film: Top Five.
New Hollywood: Jack O’Connell, Unbroken.
Career achievement: Michael Keaton.