Houston Film Critics Society presents 11th Annual Awards Ceremony
Houstonians will get a glimpse of awards season glamour when the Houston Film Critics Society presents its 11th annual awards ceremony. The event, the only one of its kind staged by a regional film critics’ organization in the U. S, will be hosted by CW 39/NewsFix personality Grego.
The festivities will feature awards for excellence in motion pictures for 2017. Leading the list of HFCS nominated films are The Shape of Water, with nods in seven categories, and Lady Bird with five.
The evening’s agenda, which includes an Oscar-style presentation of movie clips and winners in multiple categories, will feature a salute to the career of the late Harry Dean Stanton in a tribute delivered by HFCS member and Variety magazine contributor Joe Leydon.
The Houston Film Critics’ Society will also present their annual Humanitarian Award to Jim McIngvale, whose tireless efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey captured the attention, admiration and appreciation of the world. In selecting “Mattress Mack” for this honor, the HFCS noted with fondness his production of the 1992 action film Sidekicks. The movie, filmed in Houston, starred Jonathan Brandis and Chuck Norris and featured cameos by legendary Houston radio personalities Mark Stevens and Pruett.