- Last Updated: Tuesday, 01 March 2022 20:46
- Written by Lupe R Haas
The 5th Annual HCA Film Awards took place Monday, February 28 at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA and live-streamed on the official HCA Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
Other winners included WEST SIDE STORY's Ariana DeBose for Best Supporting Actress and CODA's Troy Kotsur for Best Supporting Actor. Fran Kranz's heart-wrenching directorial debut MASS won Best Original Screenplay.
Below is a full list of the 2021 award recipients:
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
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
For more information on this year's awards ceremony, please visit: https://hollywoodcriticsassociation.com/.