HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that they will be honoring Academy Award®-nominated actor Harrison Ford with this year's "Hollywood Career Achievement Award." The actor—who earlier this year earned critical and audience raves for his outstanding portrayal of baseball trailblazer Branch Rickey in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' hit drama "42"—has been an international box office favorite for four decades.
The award will be presented at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
"It is a great honor to celebrate Harrison Ford's extraordinary talent and remarkable career with our 'Hollywood Career Achievement Award,'" said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Producer of the Hollywood Film Awards.
In addition to his recent appearance in Brian Helgeland's widely praised drama "42," the true story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Harrison Ford has starred in some of the most successful and acclaimed films in cinema history, including the landmark "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises. In 1986, he earned an Oscar® nomination for his performance in Peter Weir's "Witness," for which he also received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations. Ford subsequently garnered three more Best Actor Golden Globe nominations: for his performances in Weir's 1986 drama "The Mosquito Coast"; the 1994 blockbuster "The Fugitive," for director Andrew Davis; and Sydney Pollack's 1996 remake of "Sabrina." Ford's many other film credits include Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation" and "Apocalypse Now"; Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner"; Mike Nichols' "Working Girl"; the title role in the Nichols-directed drama "Regarding Henry"; Alan J. Pakula's "Presumed Innocent"; Philip Noyce's "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger"; Wolfgang Petersen's "Air Force One"; Robert Zemeckis's "What Lies Beneath"; Kathryn Bigelow's "K-19: The Widowmaker," which he also executive produced; Roger Michell's "Morning Glory"; and Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens."
The Hollywood Film Awards honors cherished stars, filmmakers and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance.
"We are very proud to be the first stop of the awards season. In the last ten years, a total of 96 Oscar® nominations and 34 Oscars® were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards," said de Abreu.
Last year's awards show received more than 41 million media impressions, in addition to more than 300 million online and print readers' impressions.
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