Hollywood Film Awards to Honor Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan

By Dave McNary

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Dick Clark Productions has selected director Tom Ford, producer Marc Platt and screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan for honors at this year's Hollywood Film Awards.

Ford will receive the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award for "Nocturnal Animals" and Platt will receive the Hollywood Producer Award for his films this year including "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," "The Girl on the Train" and "La La Land." Lonergan will receive the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for his screenplay "Manchester by the Sea."

The awards ceremony, now in its 20th year, will be hosted by James Corden and take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 6.

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"Nocturnal Animals" stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves. The film premiered at the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize, and is set for a Nov. 18 release from Focus Features.

Platt received a Best Picture Oscar nomination this year for "Bridge of Spies." Other credits include "Into the Woods," "Drive," "Rachel Getting Married," "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," "Wanted," "Nine," "2 Guns," "Cop Out," "Ricki and the Flash," "Legally Blonde," "Legally Blonde 2," "Honey," "Josie and the Pussycats" and Disney's upcoming "Mary Poppins Returns."

Lonergan wrote and directed "You Can Count On Me," and "Margaret." He also co-wrote the screenplays for "Analyze This" and "Gangs Of New York."

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