In addition to films, the Hollywood Critics Association will be expanding into television and recognizing talent in that field with a television awards ceremony to be held late summer of 2021. On Wednesday, the critics group released the announcement along with the categories for the award show.
For the first time, two women are nominated in the Best Director and Best Picture category while three Asian-Americans were included in the prestigious Academy Award nominations this year. Hollywood is definitely making strides in diversifying in front and behind the cameras, but sadly there's more work to be done for Latinos who were completely shut out when Guatemala's entry LA LLORONA, a powerful film about genocide, was snubbed. However, this year's nominations mark a significance advancement for people of color. Below are some of the groundbreaking nominations.
The Hollywood Critics Association streamed the 4th Annual HCA Film Awards Friday night. PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN was the big winner of the night with five awards including winning Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay among others. BIRDS OF PREY received three awards and SOUND OF METAL with two wins. See the full list of winners and honorary awards.
The Hollywood Critics Association revealed the list of nominees for the 4th Annual HC Award Film Awards, and PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN leads the pack with nine nominations followed by ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM and MANK. Netflix and Amazon Studios' films received most of the nominations. Read the full list below.
The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) will be holding their 4th Annual HCA Awards Ceremony virtually on March 5. The Los Angeles-based critics group Friday announced the recipients for honorary awards that include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Promising Young Woman's writer/director Emerald Fennell and Minari composer Emile Mosseri. See the full press release.
Actress and singer Carrie Daniel was awarded Best Music Comedy for her directorial debut in the musical parody, THE PERFECT DATE FOR EVERY WOMAN at the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival. The musical parody pokes fun of our obsession with Netflix.
The Hollywood Critics Association announced the winners of the 3rd annual HCA Midseason Awards on Thursday. Spike Lee's DA 5 BLOODS Netflix movie was the big winner with four top awards going to Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Male Director. The winners for best television shows and streaming service series were also announced.
2020 is not your normal year as COVID-19 has forced movie audiences to shift their viewing to streaming services. To reflect the change, the Hollywood Critics Association is now including movies and series in the 3rd annual HCA midseason awards. The nominations were announced Monday morning, and SHIRLEY starring Elisabeth Mossleads with seven nominations followed by Margot Robbie's BIRDS OF PREY and Spike Lee's DA 5 BLOODS. See the entire list below.
While movie theaters are closed (except for some drive-ins), movie studios have taken to streaming their recent releases online and on VOD which ordinarily would disqualify them for Academy Award consideration, but Tuesday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed their rules.
Many predicted Academy members would not hand PARASITE, the foreign language film the win for the Best Picture but the black dramedy became the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture in the Academy's history as well as three other awards. As for the other categories, there were not many surprises with the expected nominees taking the gold statue. See the full list below.
The 2020 Oscar nominations were announced Monday morning, and plenty of worthy people were left off the prestigious Hollywood it list. Jennifer Lopez (HUSTLERS), Awkwafina (THE FAREWELL), Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems), Greta Gerwig for director (LITTLE WOMEN), Taron Egerton (ROCKETMAN), Eddie Murphy (UNCUT GEMS) and the list goes on. Instead, the usual suspects received nominations. See the breakdown by film below in addition to the full list of nominations.
As a member of the Hollywood Critics Association, we celebrated the best of 2019 in films Thursday night with an impressive list of nominees and guests. The winners included Taika Waititi, Olivia Wilde, Denis Villeneuve, Joaquin Phoenix, PARASITE director Bong Joon-Ho, 1917 and newcomers such as Kelvin Harrison Jr. (WAVES, LUCE), Kaitlyn Dever (BOOKSMART) and Noah Jupe (HONEY BOY, A QUIET PLACE). Below is a full list of winners.