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Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that Chris Martin,
Will Champion, and
Jonny Buckland of the multiplatinum, multiple Grammy Award-winning recording act Coldplay will be honored with the Hollywood Song Award for the hit song "Atlas" from Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The award will be given at the 17
th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21
st, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Chris Martin of Coldplay is accepting the award on the band's behalf as well as performing the song.
"Atlas," the first song the band has ever written and performed for a motion picture, was released in September and reached #1 on iTunes in 43 countries around the world. "Atlas" will be released as part of
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack from Lionsgate and Republic Records on
November 19, 2013, just before the film opens worldwide on
November 22, 2013.
"The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood Song Award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay," said de Abreu. "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."
The 2013 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will be honoring the prolific and legendary producer
Jerry Weintraub with the "Hollywood Legend Award" and Academy Award® nominated actor Harrison Ford (who stars in the upcoming
Ender's Game for Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment) with this year's "Hollywood Career Achievement Award."
In addition, the Hollywood Film Awards will honor
Matthew McConaughey with the "Hollywood Actor Award"; Academy Award-winning
Sandra Bullock with the "Hollywood Actress Award"; Oscar-nominated
Jake Gyllenhaal with the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award"; Academy Award-winning
Julia Roberts with the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award" and the cast of
August: Osage County, Meryl Streep,
Sam Shepard, and
Misty Upham with the "Hollywood Ensemble Award."
Also singled out for honors will be
Jared Leto with the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award" for
Dallas Buyers Club;
Lupita Nyong'o with the "New Hollywood Award" for
12 Year A Slave;
Lee Daniels with the "
Hollywood Director Award";
Steve McQueen with the "Hollywood Breakout Director Award";
Michael De Luca with the "Hollywood Producer Award"; and screenwriters
Ethan Hawke and
Richard Linklater with the "Hollywood Screenwriter Award." Other honorees include director
Dan Scalon for
Monsters University with the "Hollywood Animation Award," and the movie
Pacific Rim for visual effects.
The Hollywood Film Awards honors cherished stars, filmmakers, musicians, and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance.