HPA Awards returns in person this November at Hollywood Legion

Jul 29, 2021

The 2021 HPA Awards, the celebration of the talent and brilliance of the media and entertainment community from around the world, returns to an in-person event on November 18 at the historic Hollywood Legion Theatre in Hollywood. Plans are underway for a shimmering evening of fun, celebration, and recognition.

The Hollywood Legion Theatre is part of American Legion Post 43. Founded in 1919 to serve veterans who suffered badly from the effects of the Great War, the Legion was chartered by Los Angeles veterans who worked in the motion picture business. Veterans and non-veterans alike, including Hollywood luminaries of the day such as Cecil B. DeMille, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Long, and Mary Pickford and others, were instrumental in getting the post on its feet in the early days. Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart downed cocktails and shot pool in what was known as ‘The longest continuously operating speakeasy in Hollywood,’ and Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, Gene Autry, Ronald Reagan, Stan Lee were also Legion members.

The outstanding work that is at the core of the HPA Awards will be seen in its best light this year in the Legion Theatre. A recent $6 million renovation put top notch technology upgrades in place, bringing state-of-the-art digital projection, an acoustically optimized sound system and 35mm and 70mm film projection capabilities to the stunning 90-year-old Egyptian Revival-style building in Hollywood.

The HPA Awards are made possible through the generous sponsorship of Awards Diamond Title Sponsor Blackmagic Design; Registration Sponsor Picture Shop; Awards Category Sponsors Blackmagic Design, DTS, Picture Shop, and Zeiss; and Event Sponsor Deluxe. For sponsorship or program advertising opportunities, contact Joyce Cataldo.

Ticket sales for the 2021 HPA Awards will open in early August. Complete rules, guidelines and entry information for the creative categories, which remain open until July 30, are available here.

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