Hollywood Film Awards: Joel Edgerton to receive the Hollywood Breakout Actor Award for “Black Mass”

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For the past couple of years, Joel Edgerton has been doing work that has gotten him more and more noticed in the industry. This year, partly for his role in Black Mass, the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards will be citing him with their Hollywood Breakout Actor Award. This will not only have him in contention at the Oscars for a Best Supporting Actor nomination, it will continue him down the path for A-list stardom in the years to come. We’ll see if the Academy Awards go for him or not, but the Hollywood Film Awards already have. Kudos to Edgerton for the honor…

Here’s part of the press release once again announcing this honor:

Actor Joel Edgerton will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Actor Award” for Black Mass

The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards” will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. More than one hundred honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and wins.

Joel Edgerton will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Actor Award” for his performance in Black Mass, directed by Scott Cooper and featuring an ensemble cast, also including Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, Julianne Nicholson, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stall and Peter Sarsgaard. Exposing the biggest scandal in FBI history, Black Mass tells of the unholy alliance between ruthless mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp) and childhood friend-turned-FBI agent, John Connolly (Edgerton).

ABOUT JOEL EDGERTON
Joel Edgerton was born in Blacktown, New South Wales. Edgerton attended the Nepean Drama School in western Sydney before beginning his stage and screen career. Edgerton has appeared in films such as King Arthur, Animal Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby, Ned Kelly, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Felony, which he wrote and starred in, Warrior with Tom Hardy, and his most recent role in Black Mass, for which he has received critical praise. Edgerton has been involved with The Sydney Theatre Company throughout his career, where he starred alongside Cate Blanchett in the acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire. August 2015 marked Edgerton’s feature directorial debut with The Gift, starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall. Edgerton wrote the script and produced the film, as well as co-starred alongside Bateman and Hall. Early next year, Edgerton will appear in Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special and Gavin O’Connor’s Jane Got a Gun. Edgerton is currently in production on Loving, re-teaming with director Nichols.

Congrats again to Mr. Edgerton!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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