The very versatile actor Jake Gyllenhaal will be rewarded for his talents when he receives an award from the prestigious Hollywood Film Awards next month.
Gyllenhaal’s most recent project is the dark drama Prisoners directed by Denis Villeneuve in which he stars opposite Australian actor Hugh Jackman and a brilliant ensemble.
In the film the 32-year-old actor depicts a detective in charge of investigating the abduction of two little girls who go missing from one of their homes on Thanksgiving day.
Jake Gyllenhaal has received praise for his performance in the highly dramatic role as he tries to reassure the frustrated and grief stricken parents that police are doing everything in their power to bring their daughters home.
Hugh Jackman is especially difficult to deal with as he plays the father of one of the missing girls who takes matters into is own hands in a desperate effort to find his daughter.
Now. after this performance, Jake Gyllenhaal is being recognized with a Hollywood Supporting Actor Award according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Past recipients of the award include Matthew Broderick (2005),Ben Affleck (2007), John Travolta (2008), Christoph Waltz (2009), Sam Rockwell (2010), Christopher Plummer (2011), and Robert De Niro (2012).
Some of Jake Gyllenhaal’s best known movies are October Sky (1999), Donnie Darko(2001), Lovely & Amazing (2001), Moonlight Mile (2002), The Good Girl (2002), The Day AfterTomorrow(2004), Jarhead (2005), Proof(2005), Mountain (2005), Zodiac (2007), Rendition (2007), Brothers (2009), Love And Other Drugs (2010), Source Code (2011), and End Of Watch (2012).
Gyllenhaal’s Prisoners opened on top of the box office for the weekend with estimated earnings of $21.4 million. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and has been well received by critics.
Carlos de Abreu, Hollywood Film Awards founder and executive director tells The Hollywood Reporter,
We are thrilled to present the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award to JakeGyllenhaal for his unforgettable performance in Prisoners. His is a truly compelling, subtly layered portrayal of a man tasked with the impossible and driven by the demons of his own past. Jake has given a myriad of outstanding performances throughout his career. But his work in this film achieves a new level of complexity, as reflected in the rave reviews the film has received.
Jake Gyllenhaal will receive his award from Hollywood Films on October 21 at a ceremony in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.