Hollywood Film Awards 2014: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Tonight is the 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards, but the first time it will broadcast live on television. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS with red carpet coverage. The actual show rims from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. ET. In addition, there will be a one-hour post-show featuring celebrity interviews and the awards show’s highlights from the night. The Hollywood Film Awards have been dubbed as the “Official Launch of the Award Season,” getting us all ready for the Golden Globes, Oscars, and more. Read on for the facts on what to expect from the HFA.

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1. Winners Have Already Been Announced

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The Hollywood Film Awards have 18 categories of nominations that are voted on and some of the winners have been announced even before the show. Have a look at the winners below.

Hollywood Cinematography Award: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

Hollywood International Award: Jing Tian

Hollywood Visual Effects Award: Scott Farrar, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”

Hollywood Film Composer Award: Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”

Hollywood Costume Design Award: Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Hollywood Editing Award: Jay Cassidy and Dody Dorn, “Fury”

Hollywood Production Design Award: Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman, “Maleficent”

Hollywood Sound Award: Ren Klyce, “Gone Girl”

Hollywood Makeup and Hairstyling Award: David White (Special Makeup Effects) and Elizabeth Yanni-Georgiou (Hair Designer and Makeup Designer), “Guardians of the Galaxy”

2. Queen Latifah Is the Host

Queen Latifah will be the master of ceremonies this year and Latifah is excited about the big event, revealing:

I’m honored to be a part of such a legendary award show. The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS have been a staple in the awards season for years, and I’m excited to be the first host to bring them to television!

CBS News reports:

Queen Latifah, who serves as this year’s host, told “CBS This Morning” that viewers can expect “something crazy, something irreverent, something fun.”

Latifah won’t be the only A-lister at the awards, though. Celebrities who are scheduled to attend the awards include Steve Carell, Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Mike Meyers, Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock, Hilary Swank, Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallee, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.

3. Janelle Monae Is Playing With Her Band Throughout the Ceremony

Music artist Janelle Monae is scheduled to play with her band throughout the ceremony at the HFAs. For a little taste of what you can expect, check out Monae’s music video “Electric Lady” above.

This past year, Monae was supposed to carry on her tour “The Golden Electric Tour,” but was sick with an undisclosed illness and was forced to cancel the entire tour.

4. Jing Tian Is Taking Home the Hollywood International Award

Jing Tian has been awarded with a big honor tonight. The Hollywood Take writes:

The 2014 Hollywood Film Awards will also feature the debut of the Hollywood International Award to honor those who appear in foreign-language films. Chinese actress Jing Tian will receive the inaugural award this year.

Tian is most known for her roles in The Warring States, Special ID, and Police Story 2013.

5. You Can Follow All the HFA Happenings Online

If you’re unable to watch the show, you can catch up on all the craziness with the help of CBS and the internet. Have a look at how to access all the photos, videos, and more.

Follow @HollywoodAwards for …
Behind-the-scenes photos from the red carpet, backstage and in the audience. You won’t see these exclusive photos of the biggest Hollywood stars anywhere else.
Digital Autographs from your favorite celebrities. Want to receive a digital autograph? Find out how!
Fashion cam videos and red carpet interviews, so you know what and who the stars are wearing.
Twitter selfies the stars take backstage and on the red carpet using our selfie Twitter Mirrors.
Fashion GIFs chronicling the actors and actresses honored this year and the stars that precede them.
Sidestage Interviews with the honorees, presenters and more.

Follow @PeopleMag for …
Vine 360 videos of your favorite stars. You can’t get a better view!
Red Carpet Interviews on the Samsung Stage with the biggest names in Hollywood like Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne, Hilary Swank, Amy Adams and more.
Tweet using #HollywoodAwards and you may see your tweet on the Samsung Stage digital backdrop!