Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the Hollywood Film Awards, recently announced that musicians Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland of the multiple Grammy Award-winning rock band Coldplay will be honoured with the Hollywood Song Award for their hit song ‘Atlas’ for the upcoming film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The award will be given at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony tomorrow at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Chris Martin will be accepting the award on the band’s behalf and he’ll also be performing the song.
Atlas, the first song the band has ever written and performed for a motion picture, was released in September and has reached number 1 spot on iTunes in 43 countries around the world.
Atlas will be released as part of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack on November 19, just before the film opens worldwide on November 22. “The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood Song Award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay,” said de Abreu. “They continue to build their legacy and, with Atlas marking the first time they have recorded for a motion picture, we cannot think of an artist better deserving of this honour,” de Abreu added.
Coldplay singer Chris Martin performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards.