Undeniable Fact About ROTS #29: It Won Best Film At The Hollywood Film Awards

For the past 17 years or so, the Hollywood Film Awards launches the movie award season with considerably smaller fanfare than the Golden Globes, the SAGs, and the Oscars. But hey, it was the award show that last year first put Lupita N’yongo’s performance in “12 Years A Slave” on the map and look where that led! Yeah, to Star Wars! (Harrison Ford got a lifetime achievement award too.)

The Hollywood Film Awards is somewhere between the rest of the award gigs and the People’s Choice Awards, where popular movies that ordinarily don’t have a prayer have a shot at winning something. Moviegoers voted on Best Film and in 2005, ROTS ended up with the grand prize. Suck it, you overrated “Crash.”

And the best news is it wasn’t the last show of appreciation for ROTS. More on that later in the countdown!

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4 Responses to “Undeniable Fact About ROTS #29: It Won Best Film At The Hollywood Film Awards”

  1. PrinceOfNaboo Says:

    I recently thought about George Lucas’s directing career. He directed six films and I came to the following results:

    – one of them grossed more than one billion dollars (TPM)
    – one of them revolutionized cinema (ANH)
    – one of them revolutionized cinematography (AOTC)
    – two of them won “Favourite Film” at People’s Choice Awards (ANH, ROTS)
    – two of them won “Best Film” at Saturn Awards (ANH, ROTS), two more were nominated (TPM, AOTC)
    – one of them won “Hollywood Movie of the Year” (ROTS)
    – two of them were nominted for “Best Film” at the Oscars (AG, ANH)
    – one of them won a Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture” (AG)
    – five of them were maginificently successfull (all except THX)
    – one of them became a cult favourite (THX)

    Seriously, how on earth can any hateboy claim his directing career wasn’t extremely successful and well received?????

    • Wizardman Says:

      By drinking obscene amounts of Kool-Aid. >_>

    • Tarrlok Says:

      By taking every subverting of their expectations and personal flourish by Lucas as a personal slight. This warped perspective amplifies the slightest disappointment into a dysfunctional love/hate of Lucas and his work.

  2. lovelucas Says:

    Love this place – still learning so much from all of you.

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