Hollywood Critics Association Announces Inaugural Dates for Creative Arts and 6th Annual Film Awards


Thursday, October 13, 2022 – Los Angeles, California – The Hollywood Critics Association announced today that its first HCA Creative Arts Awards will take place on Friday, February 17, 2023. Nominations are expected to be revealed on the official HCA YouTube channel and app on December 8, 2022, beginning at 8 a.m. PT /11 a.m. ET.

“We are thrilled to announce our first Creative Arts Awards, an event dedicated to celebrating those behind the scenes who often don’t get the level of recognition they deserve,” said HCA President Nikki Fowler. “We will be honoring creatives in casting, production, editing and costume design, as well as two winners of the Artisan Achievement Award and Artisan on the Rise Award, which were previously part of the HCA Film Awards. Since its inception, the HCA has made history as the nation’s most diverse critics group. The same empowering inclusivity present at our previous awards shows will resonate at this exciting new event alongside our talented group of critics who understand the power of their voices. HCA continues to celebrate true representation by honoring the most exceptional people who make up the motion picture industry.

The 2023 HCA Creative Arts Awards will include the following 12 competing awards:

Best Casting Director

Best Cinematography

Best Costume Design

Best Editing

Best Hair and Makeup

Best Marketing Campaign

Best Original Song

Best Production Design

Best score

best sound

Best stunts

Best Visual Effects

The 6th annual HCA Film Awards, which celebrates the best in cinema of 2022, will take place in Los Angeles on Friday, February 24, 2023.

“After an unforgettable 2022 edition of our Film Awards, where we were privileged to recognize incredibly diverse artists and powerful films, the Hollywood Critics Association looks forward to celebrating this year’s inspiring work and eclectic productions like never before.” , adds the vice-president of HCA, Nestor. Bentancor. “The unprecedented success of the TV Awards has been resounding confirmation that celebrating one medium at two separate events allows winners to shine brighter in a dedicated spotlight while providing a more focused and enjoyable experience for honorees and the audience watching at home. Our audience continues to grow exponentially, so we’re excited to continue connecting nominated directors, actors, and writers with even more moviegoers!

Voting for nominations by HCA members will begin on December 6 and the ballots will close on December 13 at 9:00 p.m. PT. The HCA Film Awards nominations will be revealed on HCA’s official YouTube channel and HCA app on December 15, 2022, starting at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET.

Final voting for the HCA Film Awards will begin on January 19, 2023 and close on January 26, 2023. The 6th Annual HCA Film Awards will feature 19 competing awards and four honorary awards.

2023 HCA Film Awards Voting Timeline

December 6, 2022 Voting for candidates begins

December 13, 2022 End of voting for nominations

December 15, 2023 Appointments announced

January 19, 2023 Start of final voting

January 26, 2023 End of final vote

February 24, 2023 The 2023 HCA Film Awards

A full list of competing rewards can be found below:

best action movie

Best actor

Best Actress

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Animated Film

Best Cast Set

Best Comedy or Musical

Best Director

Best Documentary

Best First Feature Film

best horror movie

Best Independent Film

Best International Film

Best Original Screenplay

Best Picture

Best Short Film

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Better voice or motion capture performance

Please note that the deadline to screen films and provide screens to HCA members for award review is December 5, 2022.

Among the honors announced later this year will be the HCA Spotlight Award and the return of the Trailblazer Award. For more information about the Hollywood Critics Association, please visit our website at www.HollywoodCriticsAssociation.com.

About the Hollywood Critics Association:

The Hollywood Critics Association was formed in 2016 to highlight and elevate diverse and underrepresented voices in the world of entertainment criticism and journalism.

For more information on the Hollywood Critics Association, please visit http://www.HollywoodCriticsAssociation.com or follow us on social media:

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