Oct. 21 - The 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards gala officially kicks-off the Hollywood awards season with an elegant affair in Beverly Hills on Monday evening(October 21). John Russell reports.
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Harrison Ford, Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock were among the brightest of stars who shined on the red carpet Monday evening (October 21) in Beverly Hills, for the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards.
The event is seen as the official kick-off to Hollywood's awards season.
Harrison Ford, who's long career includes iconic roles in the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises, was recognized for his achievements with this year's "Hollywood Career Achievement Award."
SOUNDBITE Harrison Ford saying (English):
"I'm still here, I'm still working. I couldn't be happier. I have been lucky enough to work with incredibly talented people, some of the success we've enjoyed together has created a lot of options and choices in my career which has been a dream. By the way, I never thought about quitting I always thought about outlasting everybody else. That is what I thought about."
Among the other stars honored included Sandra Bullock, Jake Gyllenhaal and Julia Roberts.
With the official awards season underway, it's worth noting that the 86th annual Academy Awards are set for March 02.
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