A running joke at Monday’s Hollywood Film Awards was the fact that many of the night’s honored movies haven’t been released yet.
As “Django Unchained” screenplay winner Quentin Tarantino explained, “It’s strange to get an award when you’re still in the editing room for the movie.”
Seth Rogen presented the comedy award to Judd Apatow for his “This Is 40.” Taking to the stage after Tom Ford gave the actor award to Bradley Cooper for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Rogen remarked, “Awesome that I get to go up after the handsomest men in the universe. They shouldn’t put the comedy award after those two. That’s just bad planning!”
In presenting the cinematographer award to Wally Pfister for “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christopher Nolan reminded that the d.p. is now donning a helmer hat.
“I will be looking for a new cinematographer,” Nolan said. “No applications tonight, please.”
John Hawkes, receiving a breakout performance award for his turn in “The Sessions,” declared, “What an honor to be in a room full of people who I really admire. I’m talking about the production crew. Twenty-six years after being in the business, I’m getting this award. Never too late to make a good first impression.”