HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion, and Jonny Buckland of the multiplatinum, multiple Grammy Award-winning recording act Coldplay will be honored with the Hollywood Song Award for the hit song "Atlas" from Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The award will be given at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21st, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Chris Martin of Coldplay is accepting the award on the band's behalf as well as performing the song.
"Atlas," the first song the band has ever written and performed for a motion picture, was released in September and reached #1 on iTunes in 43 countries around the world. "Atlas" will be released as part of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack from Lionsgate and Republic Records on November 19, 2013, just before the film opens worldwide on November 22, 2013.
"The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood Song Award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay," said de Abreu. "They continue to build their legacy and, with 'Atlas' marking the first time they have recorded for a motion picture, we cannot think of an artist better deserving of this honor."
The 2013 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will be honoring the prolific and legendary producer Jerry Weintraub with the "Hollywood Legend Award" and Academy Award® nominated actor Harrison Ford (who stars in the upcoming Ender's Game for Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment) with this year's "Hollywood Career Achievement Award."
In addition, the Hollywood Film Awards will honor Matthew McConaughey with the "Hollywood Actor Award"; Academy Award-winning Sandra Bullock with the "Hollywood Actress Award"; Oscar-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal with the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award"; Academy Award-winning Julia Roberts with the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award" and the cast of August: Osage County, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, and Misty Upham with the "Hollywood Ensemble Award."
Also singled out for honors will be Jared Leto with the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award" for Dallas Buyers Club; Lupita Nyong'o with the "New Hollywood Award" for 12 Year A Slave; Lee Daniels with the "Hollywood Director Award"; Steve McQueen with the "Hollywood Breakout Director Award"; Michael De Luca with the "Hollywood Producer Award"; and screenwriters Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater with the "Hollywood Screenwriter Award." Other honorees include director Dan Scalon for Monsters University with the "Hollywood Animation Award," and the movie Pacific Rim for visual effects.
The Hollywood Film Awards honors cherished stars, filmmakers, musicians, and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance.
Last year's awards show received more than 341 million media impressions following the red carpet event with attendees from media outlets such as Entertainment Tonight, Extra!, E! News, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Reuters, US Weekly, MSN, OK Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People.
The 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards is sponsored by Dodge.
Coldplay has sold more than 60 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven GRAMMY®s, eight BRITs, six Q Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards. Coldplay's latest studio album, Mylo Xyloto, topped the charts in 34 countries, including the U.S. and the U.K., and the band's 2012 outing was named the top-grossing tour of the year by Billboard.
ABOUT "THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE"
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has sold over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised events. dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," "Hollywood Film Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp's award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 30 television shows on 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed new series Orange Is The New Black.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Arbitrage and Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever in the U.S.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.
ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®
The Hollywood Film Awards®, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. In the last 10 years, a total of 96 Oscar® nominations and 34 Oscars® were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards. For additional information, visit www.hollywoodawards.com.
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