In making the announcement, Carlos de Abreu, executive producer and founder of the Hollywood Film Awards, said that “Once again, the animation and storytelling of Monsters University reflects Pixar’s creativity and greatness.”
Director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae will receive the award at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on October 21, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
“We are very proud to be the first stop of the awards season. In the last ten years, a total of 96 Oscar nominations and 34 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards,” said de Abreu.
The Hollywood Film Awards, established in 1997, honors cherished stars, filmmakers and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance. More information can be found at the Hollywood Film Awards website.
Congratulations to Dan, Kori and the entire Monsters University team!