Hollywood Critics Association's 2023 HCA Film Awards Quadruples Viewership with an 80% Increase
The entire ceremony is available to rewatch on HCA YouTube Channel or the KNEKT Television Network. The HCA announces the date for the 2024 HCA Film Awards
March 2, 2023
The Hollywood Critics Association announced today that the 2023 HCA Film Awards saw its highest viewership to date, quadrupling the view count of last year's HCA TV Awards by 80%. The 2023 HCA Film Awards ceremony, which was simulcast live on the official HCA YouTube Channel, HCA App, and KNEKT Television Network, has been viewed by over 1 million people globally.
"We are thrilled to see such tremendous growth in our viewership," adds HCA Founder Scott Menzel. "We have a small team, but they work around the clock to ensure that each event is better than the last. We are so proud to see our audience expand with each new event. Clips and celebrity acceptance speeches from the HCA Film Awards ceremony have been shared across HCA socials with over 2 billion impressions and counting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram."
The Hollywood Critics Association has also announced the date of the 2024 HCA Film Awards, which will take place on Monday, January 8, 2024, at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
The 2023 HCA Film Awards occurred on Friday, February 24th at the Beverly Wilshire. The Whale's Brendan Fraser took home the award for Best Actor, and Michelle Yeoh won Best Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Ke Huy Quan and Angela Bassett won Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress Awards. The international hit film RRR scored four wins, including Best Original Song, Best Stunts, Best Action Film, and Best International Film. Taylor Swift won Best Short Film for All Too Well: The Short Film.
Other winners include Rian Johnson's Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery for Best Comedy Film and Best Casting Director, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio for Best Animated Film, Dean Fleischer Camp's Marcel the Shell with Shoes On for Best Indie Film and Jenny Slate for Best Voice or Motion Capture Performance, Joseph Kosinski's Top gun: Maverick for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, and Damien Chazelle's Babylon for Best Production Design and Best Score. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's Everything Everywhere All At Once took home seven wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
Additionally, the HCA bestowed five Honorary Awards, including the cast and crew of RRR receiving the "HCA Spotlight Award," Rick Carter receiving the "HCA Artisan Achievement Award," Angela Bassett receiving the "HCA Acting Achievement Award," Rian Johnson receiving the "HCA Filmmaking Achievement Award," and Gabriel LaBelle receiving the "HCA Star on the Rise Award."
INAUGURAL HCA CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS WINNERS
Best Casting Director - Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Mary Vernieu and Bret Howe
Best Makeup and Hairstyling - The Whale – Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, and Anne Marie Bradley
Best Cinematography - Top gun: Maverick – Claudio Miranda
Best Costume Design - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ruth Carter
Best Editing - Everything Everywhere All At Once – Paul Rogers
Best Marketing Campaign - Smile
Best Original Song - "Naatu Naatu" from RRR
Best Production Design - Babylon – Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino
Best Score - Babylon – Justin Hurwitz
Best Sound - Top gun: Maverick – Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor
Best Stunts - RRR
Best Visual Effects - Avatar: The Way of Water – Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett
2023 HCA FILM AWARDS WINNERS
Best Action Film - RRR
Best Animated Film - Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Best Comedy Film - Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Best Documentary Film - Good Night Oppy
Best First Feature - Charlotte Wells – Aftersun
Best Horror Film - The Black Phone
Best Indie Film - Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Best International Film - RRR
Best Short Film - All Too Well: The Short Film
Best Adapted Screenplay - Sarah Polley – Women Talking
Best Original Screenplay - Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Cast Ensemble - Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Voice or Motion-Capture Performance - Jenny Slate in Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Best Supporting Actress - Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Best Supporting Actor - Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Actress - Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Actor - Brendan Fraser – The Whale
Best Director - Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Picture - Everything Everywhere All At Once
2023 HCA HONORARY AWARDS
HCA Acting Achievement Award - Angela Bassett
HCA Artisan Achievement Award - Rick Carter
HCA Filmmaking Achievement Award - Rian Johnson
HCA Spotlight Award - RRR
HCA Star on the Rise Award - Gabriel LaBelle