McConaughey to be Lauded at Hollywood Awards

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McConaughey to be Lauded at Hollywood Awards

Following a busy year marked by memorable, career-defining roles in Mud and Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey will get the awards accolades rolling by being honored with the Hollywood Actor Award at this month's 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards.

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McConaughey will be presented with the honor at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, to be hosted by ET's own Nancy O'Dell on Monday evening, October 21, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The first film awards show of the busy awards season, the Hollywood Film Awards delivers the first taste of what stars and which films may earn the top accolades of the year.

As previously announced, McConaughey's former A Time to Kill co-star Sandra Bullock will be on hand to receive the Hollywood Actress Award, while his Dallas Buyers Club co-star Jared Leto will pick up the Hollywood Breakout Performance Award. Prisoners and End of Watch star Jake Gyllenhaal will be honored with the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award, and August: Osage County star Julia Roberts will receive the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award.

Other big awards of the year will go to Harrison Ford (he's getting the Career Achievement Award); prolific producer Jerry Weintraub (the Hollywood Legend Award);12 Years a Slave
actress Lupita Nyong'o will get the New Hollywood Award, while her 12 Years director Steve McQueen will pick up the Hollywood Breakout Director Award; Lee Daniels, the man behind The Butler, will receive the Hollywood Director Award; Pacific Rim will be honored for its visual effects work; Monsters University director Dan Scanlon will draw the Hollywood Animation Award; Captain Phillips producer Michael De Luca gets the Hollywood Producer Award; Before Midnight collaborators Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater will be honored with the Hollywood Screenwriters Award; and Coldplay -- Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland -- will be honored with the Hollywood Song Award for the hit song Atlas from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Last year's Hollywood Film Awards show received more than 41 million media impressions, in addition to more than 300 million online and print readers' impressions.

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