Coldplay To Be Honored At Hollywood Film Awards
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.16.2013
For their Hunger Games song...
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Coldplay (Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland) will be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards for their song "Atlas", which appears on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. They will get the Hollywood Song Award at the 17th annual event, the first awards show of the 2013 awards season. Martin will accept on behalf of the group on October 21 at the Beverly Hilton.
The song was released in September and hit #1 on iTunes in 43 countries. The soundtrack for the film will be out on November 19, days before the film's release on November 22.
The Hollywood Film Awards are decided by founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu and an advisory committee.
De Abreu said: "The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood Song Award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay. They continue to build their legacy and, with ‘Atlas' marking the first time they have recorded for a motion picture, we cannot think of an artist better deserving of this honor."
Other 2013 honorees include 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o; 42 supporting actor Harrison Ford; August: Osage County's ensemble and supporting actress Julia Roberts; Before Midnight's lead actress/co-screenwriter Julie Delpy, lead actor/co-screenwriter Ethan Hawke and co-screenwriter/director Richard Linklater; Behind the Candelabra producer Jerry Weintraub; The Book Thief's lead actress Sophie Nelisse; Captain Phillips producer Michael De Luca; Dallas Buyers Club's lead actor Matthew McConaughey and supporting actor Jared Leto; Gravity's lead actress Sandra Bullock; Fruitvale Station's lead actor Michael B. Jordan; The Butler director Lee Daniels and supporting actor David Oyelowo; Monsters University director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae; Pacific Rim visual effects supervisor John Knoll; and Prisoners' supporting actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
For the past decade, those who were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards went on to get a total of 96 Oscar nominations and 34 wins.