12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o will receive the Hollywood Breakout Director Award and New Hollywood Award, respectively, at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The event, held on Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton, is the first awards show of the 2013 season. (The Hollywood Film Awards is owned by affiliates of THR parent company Guggenheim Partners.)
Previous recipients of the Hollywood Breakout Director Award include Ben Affleck, Paul Haggis, John Patrick Shanley, Lee Daniels, Michel Hazanavicius and Dustin Hoffman. And previous recipients of the New Hollywood Award include Robert Pattinson, Gabourey Sidibe, Jennifer Lawrence, Felicity Jones and Quvenzhane Wallis.