Some great news to the lovely ladies – Angie and Loung Ung won the “Hollywood Foreign Language Film Award” and for First They Killed My Father and they ceremony is on Sunday, November 5 at the Beverly Hilton in California. And I’m guessing they both will attend! James Corden is going to host the awards ceremony and you can read more below:
Dick Clark productions announced today that Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, and author-activist Loung Ung will receive the “Hollywood Foreign Language Film Award,” at the 21st Annual “Hollywood Film Awards” for their critically-acclaimed film First They Killed My Father, which has been selected by Cambodia’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.
Jolie also directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with Ung, who also serves as executive producer and whose gripping memoir the film is based upon.
Loung was five years old when the Khmer Rouge came to power, and the story is told through her eyes, from 1975 through 1978, depicting the indomitable spirit and devotion of her family as they struggle to stay together.
Acclaimed Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh, who is himself a survivor of the Khmer Rouge, and produced First They Killed My Father together with Jolie said, “We are grateful for this recognition by the HFA. In Cambodia, the film was welcomed with such success, a success beyond the normal commercial measure, with a much deeper and with lasting impact. This film comes at a time where 70% of the Cambodian population is under 30 years old. This generation is just starting to ask questions about the history of the country. This film serves as a bridge to connect them with their history.”
The 2017 “Hollywood Film Awards,” known as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden for the third consecutive year and will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The ceremony, which honors the most acclaimed films and actors while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year, also acknowledges artists in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup & Hairstyling. In its 21-year history, more than 120 of the “Hollywood Film Awards” honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins. This year’s ceremony will benefit MPTF, which supports the entertainment community in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need.