#Animation Honored at #Hollywood Awards Show

To kick off the 2013 awards season, the Hollywood Film Awards gala ceremony lit up the night with a star-studded turnout at its 17th anniversary show on Monday night at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills. Hosted by ET’s Nancy O’Dell, the A-List crowd came together to honor the best in entertainment with the global creative community.

Two of the honorees lit up the event as they were honored for excellence in animation and visual effects.

Sean Hayes, who voiced Terri Perry in Disney Pixar’s Monsters University, presented the Hollywood Animation Award to Monsters University director Dan Scanlon. Scanlon praised his fellow animators and thanked producer Kori Rae who worked with him during production of the film.

Pacific Rim star Robert Kazinsky presented the Hollywood Visual Effects Award to the film’s visual effects supervisor John Knoll, chief creative officer (CCO) at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

Dan Scanlon (left) and John Knoll at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Monday night.

Other honorees recognized for their achievements at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards gala included: Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Coldplay, Lupita Nyong’o, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael De Luca, Steve McQueen, Jerry Weintraub, Lee Daniels, Michael B. Jordan, Sophie Nelisse, David Oyelowo, Michael Wilkinson, Judy Becker, Juliette Lewis, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, and Misty Upham.