The Irishman stood out at The Hollywood Film Awards claiming the Best Supporting Actor, Best Hollywood Producer and Best Visual Effects awards in Los Angeles on on Sunday. 

The film is based on Charles Brandt's non-fiction book I Heard You Paint Houses. It is a biopic of Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, a mob hitman who claimed to have been involved in the murder of union boss Jimmy Hoffa in 1975.

Robert De Niro pictured with

After accepting the Best Supporting Actor Award Al Pacino admitted he didn't have to audition for the part. He said: "Bob said, 'How about Al as Hoffa?' And Marty said, 'Yeah, OK. Is he OK?' And Bob said, 'He's a sweetheart.' So I didn't have to audition."

Charlize Theron, who received the Hollywood Career Achievement Award, said her role in Monster changed her career: "I was given was a chance to show that I was capable of more and it did change my career." 

Charlize Theron credits Monster for her success

"After that, I didn't have to fight so hard for those interesting parts anymore, and more opportunities came my way to get outside of my comfort zone and do things that were maybe not expected for me.

"I think from that moment on, I built a career that has kind of defined what I really wanted my career to be - not typecast, not stereotypical roles, but to really do things that are interesting and challenges the psyche of how we look at people.

Antonio Banderas and Dakota Johnson

Another sweet moment was when Antonio Banderas was given The Hollywood Actor Award for Pain and Glory by his step-daughter Dakota Johnson.

Speaking about when Banderas was playing Puss in Boots in Shrek 2 Johnson said: "It was the most fun a kid could have. We had Shrek swag coming out of our ears. We loved every second of it."

Banderas, who was married to Johnson's mother Melanie Griffiths until 2015 added: "She still calls me Papi, And I love that, you have no idea. We had 20 years of family life that was beautiful, but the best is still to come."

2019 Hollywood Film Awards

Hollywood Career Achievement Award Charlize Theron

Hollywood Actor Award Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Hollywood Actress Award Renée Zellweger, Judy

Hollywood Supporting Actor Award Al Pacino, The Irishman

Hollywood Supporting Actress Award Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Hollywood Blockbuster Award Avengers: Endgame

Hollywood Song Award Pharrell Williams, Letter to My Godfather, from The Black Godfather

Hollywood Filmmaker Award Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Hollywood Producer Award Emma Tillinger Koskoff, The Irishman

Hollywood Director Award James Mangold, Ford v Ferrari

Hollywood Screenwriter Award Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Breakthrough Screenwriter Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy

Breakout Actor Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Breakout Actress Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Breakthrough Director Olivia Wilde, Booksmart

Animation Toy Story 4

Cinematography Mihai Malaimare Jr, Jojo Rabbit

Film Composer Randy Newman, Marriage Story

Editor Michael McCusker & Andrew Buckland, Ford v Ferrari

Visual Effects Pablo Helman, The Irishman

Sound Donald Sylvester, Paul Massey, David Giammarco & Steven A. Morrow, Ford v Ferrari

Costume Design Anna Mary Scott Robbins, Downton Abbey

Make-Up & Hair Styling Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou, Tapio Salmi & Barrie Gower, Rocketman

Production Design Ra Vincent, Jojo Rabbit

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