Van Groeningen gets Hollywood Film Award from Brad Pitt

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Felix Van Groeningen

The Belgian director won the award for best breakthrough; actor Timothée Chalamet won an award in the category best supporting actor.Van Groeningen received the award from the hands of Brad Pitt. For Beautiful Boy worked van Groeningen for the first time, together with Plan B Entertainment, the production company of Brad Pitt. Previously directed the Belgian arthousehits as The misfortunates and The Broken Circle Breakdown. Beautiful Boy is his English Hollywooddebuut.

Beautiful Boy is about journalist David Sheff and his talented teenage son Nic. They are two hands on one belly. When David discovers that Nic is struggling with a drug addiction, plunging his world is suddenly in. David decides to do everything to make his son understand and save. Distributor The Searchers takes the film on 22 november in Dutch cinemas.

The award ceremony of Hollywood Film Awards is considered the kick-off of the awardseizoen. The 22nd edition took place at the Beverly Hilton. Nicole Kidman was Sunday, the Hollywood Career Achievement Award. Glenn Close won the Hollywood Actress Award, and Hugh Jackman, the Hollywood Actor Award. The Hollywood Film Award 2018 went to Black Panther.

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