The Hollywood Critics Association announced today that Javier Bardem will receive the inaugural International Icon Award at the 5th Annual HCA Film Awards, to be held tonight at the Avalon Hollywood and streamed live on the official website. HCA YouTube Channel starting at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET. The organization will also air a red carpet pre-show hosted by HCA members Kiyra Lynn and Rick Hong at 5:15 p.m. PT / 8:15 p.m. ET. Click on here for the full list of nominations.
The HCA International Icon Award recognizes extraordinary artists whose exceptional work has transcended all barriers, impacting global audiences with the universal language of excellence.
“One of the greatest living actors, Javier Bardem has moved and electrified audiences for decades with a unique combination of raw talent, grace, refined skill and an unparalleled commitment to the craft,” said the president. of HCA, Nestor Bentancor. “The famous Spaniard has once again proven in 2021 his astonishing range with three brilliant performances in very different, but equally impressive films: Being the Ricardos, Dune and The Good Boss. As a Hispanic film buff, it fills me with joy and pride to see such an illustrious member of our community continually leave such a profound mark on Hollywood and the global entertainment industry. It will be an honor for our organization to honor someone who embodies the title of an international icon.
As the most internationally acclaimed Spanish actor, Oscar winner Javier Bardem has captivated audiences around the world with his diverse performances. He currently plays in Be the Ricardos as revolutionary artist and producer Desi Arnaz, for which Bardem was nominated for an Academy Award and a SAG Award. Bardem can also be seen in Denis Villeneuve’s epic sci-fi film Dunes, and will reprise his role in the highly anticipated sequel. additionally, Bardem is currently starring in the Spanish film The good boss led by friend and frequent collaborator Fernando León de Aranoa. The film was nominated for a record 20 Goya Awards and received three, including Best Actor for Javier. Upcoming roles include lighter fare with Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile based on Bernard Waber’s beloved children’s book for November 2022 and The little Mermaid, with Bardem as King Tritan for 2023.
Presenters for the 5th Annual HCA Film Awards will include Robin de Jesús, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Demi Singleton, Sophia Ali, Cooper Raiff, Jay Pharoah, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Brian d’Arcy James, Ron Perlman, Tia Carrere, Sandra Mae Frank, Alexandra Shipp, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marlee Matlin, Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Doug Jones, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Kaitlyn Dever and Ciarán Hinds.
The ceremony will take place at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. Proof of vaccination AND a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event are required for all attendees, including those covering the red carpet.