Looking to have its own movie awards franchise,
Created 17 years ago by Carlos de Abreu, the Hollywood Film Awards ceremony doesn't get nearly the attention of the
"The Hollywood Film Awards is a star-filled, fun night full of surprises, and the first stop out of the gate kicking off the film awards season," said Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music and live events for CBS. "Until now, the event was limited to only industry insiders. We're proud to team up with Dick Clark Productions and Carlos to develop this into an event for television and showcase it to millions of viewers across the country."
CBS, which is already home to the
Although there is no shortage of awards shows on television, many continue to draw strong ratings. Live events such as sports and awards shows are seen as more valuable in an age when so many people record shows and watch them later.
CBS has over the years expressed interest in luring the Golden Globes away from