The 17th Hollywood Film Awards, the first awards of the 2013 film awards season, was held on Monday night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Some of the actors had a brilliant start for future trophies. Let's take a look at previous winner and how they succeed at Oscars.
Among the big winners are Sandra Bullock for best actress, Matthew McConaughey for best actor, Julia Roberts for supp. actress and Jake Gyllenhaal for supp. actor. Without a closer look, there is no big correlation between HFA and Oscar winners, but it has correctly predicted win of Marion Cotillard, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer, Forest Whitaker in respective years. Also most of HFA winners got Oscar nominations for the same film (for example, Casey Affleck)
Lee Daniels champed the nomination of Director of the year, for its work in controversial The Butler and Steve McQueen was awarded for Breakthrough Directing. Tom Hooper & Kathryn Bigelow won Hollywood and Oscar trophies the same time. Also, last year nominee David O'Russel champed HFA but could not make it at Academy Awards (still nominated).
Also, Monsters University wins Best Animated Feature nomination, which can easily result in respective Oscar, as in case of Rango, Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Finding Nemo. And every other winner got Academy Award nomination without win. This might mean that MU is one of the front runners this year.
Whatever Hollywood Film Awards winners mean for Oscars race, it is still important that awards season has just started, bringing some very fine performances allover.