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Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards Winners Announced

The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) announced their winners yesterday for the fifth edition of their annual film awards ceremony, which celebrates the best in film. Below is the full list of winners:

Best Picture – CODA

Best Actor – Andrew Garfield, tick, tick…BOOM!

Best Actress – Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best Supporting Actress – Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Best Cast Ensemble – Belfast

Best Director *Tie* – Denis Villeneuve, Dune & Jane Campion, The Power of The Dog

Best Original Screenplay – Fran Kranz, Mass

Best Adapted Screenplay – Siân Heder, CODA

Best Animated or VFX Performance – Stephanie Beatriz, Encanto

Best Action Film – The Harder They Fall

Best Animated Film – The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Best Comedy or Musical – tick, tick…BOOM!

Best Documentary – Summer of Soul 

Best Horror – Last Night in Soho

Best Indie Film – Pig

Best International Film – Drive My Car

Best First Feature – Lin-Manuel Miranda, tick, tick…BOOM!

Best Short Film – Us Again

Best Score – Hans Zimmer, Dune

Best Original Song – Be Alive, King Richard

Best Cinematography – Greig Fraser, Dune

Best Production Design – Tamara Deverell, Nightmare Alley

Best Film Editing – Paul Machliss, Last Night in Soho

Best Stunts – Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings

Best Costume Design – Jenny Beavan, Cruella

Best Hair & Makeup – 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

Honorary Awards

Acting Achievement Award – Nicolas Cage

Artisan Achievement Award – Greig Fraser

Artisan on the Rise – Alice Brooks

Excellence in Artistry – Kenneth Branagh

Filmmaker on the Rise – Natalie Morales

Filmmaking Achievement Award – Guillermo del Toro

Game Changer Award – Simu Liu

Inspire Award – Aunjanue Ellis

International Icon Award – Javier Bardem

Newcomer Award – Jude Hill 

Spotlight Award – The Cast of CODA

Star on the Rise – Saniyya Sidney

Source: HCA (Press release)


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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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