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5th Annual Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 5th edition of the Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards have been announced, and they are led by a slew of great films. Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune has gained the most nomination, with a total of 10, followed by CODA and Belfast, which earned a total of nine nominations each.

On this year’s edition of the awards, HCA founder Scott Menzel expressed that “2021 was the year that the world returned to cinemas, and we are absolutely delighted to be highlighting
such a wide variety of films”, and adding that “We are looking forward to celebrating a
remarkable year in cinema at our awards ceremony on January 8, 2022. While we will have a few more
announcements in the weeks leading up to our ceremony, I think I speak on behalf of all the members
when I say that we are the most excited about being back together in person celebrating our love of all
things film.

Here is the full list of nominees

Best Picture
Being the Ricardos

King Richard
Last Night in Soho
Licorice Pizza
The Power of The Dog
tick, tick…Boom!

Best Actor
Andrew Garfield, tick, tick…BOOM!
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of The Dog
Nicolas Cage, Pig
Peter Dinklage, Cyrano
Will Smith, King Richard

Best Actress
Emilia Jones, CODA
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Kristen Stewart, Spencer
Lady Gaga, House of Gucci
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Best Supporting Actor
Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
Jamie Dornan, Belfast
Jason Isaacs, Mass
Robin de Jesús, tick, tick…BOOM!
Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best Supporting Actress
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Caitriona Balfe, Belfast
Marlee Matlin, CODA
Ruth Negga, Passing

Best Cast Ensemble

Don’t Look Up
King Richard
The Harder They Fall

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Dune
Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley
Jane Campion, The Power of The Dog
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Lin-Manuel Miranda, tick, tick…BOOM!
Pablo Larraín, Spencer
Rebecca Hall, Passing
Reinaldo Marcus Green, King Richard
Siân Heder, CODA
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Best Original Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, Being the Ricardos
Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Last Night in Soho
Fran Kranz, Mass
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Zach Baylin, King Richard

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jane Campion, The Power of The Dog
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Rebecca Hall, Passing
Siân Heder, CODA
Steven Levenson, tick, tick…BOOM!

Best Animated or VSX Performance
Abbi Jacobson, The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Sylvester Stallone, The Suicide Squad

Stephanie Beatriz, Encanto
Jacob Tremblay, Luca
John Leguizamo, Encanto

Best Action Film
No Time to Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The Harder They Fall
The Suicide Squad

Best Animated Film
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Raya and The Last Dragon

Best Comedy or Musical

Free Guy
In the Heights
tick, tick…BOOM!
West Side Story

Best Documentary
Summer of Soul
The Rescue
The Sparks Brothers

Best Horror
A Quiet Place Part II
Fear Street Trilogy
Last Night in Soho
The Night House

Best Indie Film

Shiva Baby


Best International Film
A Hero
Drive My Car
The Worst Person in the World

Best First Feature

Rebecca Hall, Passing
Lin-Manuel Miranda, tick, tick…BOOM!
Fran Kranz, Mass
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Michael Sarnoski, Pig

Best Short Film
Far From The Tree
Robin Robin
Us Again

Best Score
Alexandre Desplat, The French Dispatch
Hans Zimmer, Dune
Jonny Greenwood, Spencer
Jonny Greenwood, The Power of The Dog
Steven Price, Last Night in Soho

Best Original Song
“Be Alive” sung by Beyonce from King Richard
“No Time to Die” sung by Billie Eilish from No Time to Die
“Beyond the Shore” sung by Emilia Jones from CODA
“Down to Joy” sung by Van Morrison from Belfast
“Every Letter” sung by Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. from Cyrano

Best Cinematography
Andrew Droz Palermo, The Green Knight
Ari Wegner, The Power of The Dog
Claire Mathon, Spencer
Greig Fraser, Dune

Janusz Kamiński, West Side Story

Best Production Design

Adam Stockhausen, The French Dispatch
Guy Hendrix Dyas, Spencer
Marcus Rowland, Last Night in Soho
Patrice Vermette, Dune
Tamara Deverell, Nightmare Alley

Best Film Editing

Andrew Weisblum and Myron I. Kerstein, tick, tick…BOOM!
Joe Walker, Dune
Pamela Martin, King Richard
Paul Machliss, Last Night in Soho
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, Belfast

Best Stunts
Black Widow
No Time to Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Best Costume Design
Bob Morgan and Jacqueline West, Dune
Jacqueline Durran, Spencer
Janty Yates, House of Gucci
Jenny Beavan, Cruella
Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Last Night in Soho

Best Hair & Makeup
Ana Lozano, David Craig Forrest, Kim Santantonio, Kyra Panchenko, Michael Ornelaz, Teressa Hill,
Yvonne DePatis Kupka, Being the Ricardos
Carolyn Cousins and Nadia Stacey, Cruella
Donald Mowat, Eva Von Bahr, and Love Larson, Dune
Frederic Aspiras, Jana Carboni, Giuliano Mariano, Göran Lundström, & Sarah Nicole Tanno, House of

Justin Raleigh, Linda Dowds, and Stephanie Ingram, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Best Visual Effects
Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, and Tristan Myles, Dune
Daniele Bigi, Matt Aitken, Neil Corbould, and Stephane Ceretti, Eternals
Bryan Grill, Dan Sudick, Nikos Kalaitzidis, and Swen Gillberg, Free Guy

Christopher Townsend, Dan Oliver, Joe Farrell, and Sean Walker, Shang Chi And The Legend of Ten

Dan Sudick, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, and Kelvin McIlwain, The Suicide Squad

The Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards will be held at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles on January 8, 2022.


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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