Friday, July 19, 2024

The 2021 Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) have announced their winners representing the best in film for 2021.

Click below to see the winners.

Best Picture
Being the Ricardos
King Richard
Last Night In Soho
Licorice Pizza
The Power of The Dog
Tick, Tick…Boom!

Best Actor
Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick…Boom!
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of The Dog
Nicolas Cage – Pig
Peter Dinklage – Cyrano
Will Smith – King Richard

Best Actress
Emilia Jones – CODA
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Lady Gaga – House of Gucci
Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Best Supporting Actor
Ciarán Hinds – Belfast
Jamie Dornan – Belfast
Jason Isaacs – Mass
Robin de Jesús – Tick, Tick…Boom!
Troy Kotsur – CODA

Best Supporting Actress
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
Caitriona Balfe – Belfast
Marlee Matlin – CODA
Ruth Negga – Passing

Best Animated or VSX Performance
Abbi Jacobson – The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Sylvester Stallone – The Suicide Squad
Stephanie Beatriz – Encanto
Jacob Tremblay – Luca
John Leguizamo – Encanto

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve – Dune (TIE)
Guillermo del Toro – Nightmare Alley
Jane Campion – The Power of The Dog (TIE)
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Tick, Tick…Boom!
Pablo Larraín – Spencer
Rebecca Hall – Passing
Reinaldo Marcus Green – King Richard
Siân Heder – CODA
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Best Original Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin – Being the Ricardos
Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns – Last Night In Soho
Fran Kranz – Mass
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Zach Baylin – King Richard

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jane Campion – The Power of The Dog
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter
Rebecca Hall – Passing
Siân Heder – CODA
Steven Levenson – Tick, Tick…Boom!

Best Cast Ensemble
Don’t Look Up
King Richard
The Harder They Fall

Best First Feature
Rebecca Hall – Passing
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Tick, Tick…Boom!
Fran Kranz – Mass
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter
Michael Sarnoski – Pig

Best Animated Film
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Raya and The Last Dragon

Best International Film
A Hero
Drive My Car
The Worst Person in the World

Best Documentary
Summer of Soul
The Rescue
The Sparks Brothers

Best Indie Film
Shiva Baby

Best Comedy/Musical Film
Free Guy
In The Heights
Tick, Tick…Boom!
West Side Story

Best Action Film
No Time To Die
The Harder They Fall
The Suicide Squad

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Best Horror Film
A Quiet Place Part II
Fear Street
Last Night In Soho
The Night House

Best Short Film
Far From The Tree
Robin Robin
Us Again

Best Cinematography
Andrew Droz Palermo – TheGreenKnight
Ari Wegner –
The Power Of The Dog
Claire Mathon – Spencer
Greig Fraser – Dune
Janusz Kamiński – West Side Story

Best Score
Alexandre Desplat – The French Dispatch
Hans Zimmer – Dune
Jonny Greenwood – Spencer
Jonny Greenwood – The Power Of The Dog
Steven Price – Last Night In Soho

Best Original Song
Be Alive sung by Beyonce from King Richard
No Time to Die sung by Billie Eilish from No Time To Die
Beyond the Shore sung by Emilia Jones from CODA
Down to Joy by Van Morrison from Belfast
Every Letter from Cyrano

Best Stunts
Black Widow
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Best Costume Design
Bob Morgan and Jacqueline West – Dune
Jacqueline Durran – Spencer
Janty Yates – House Of Gucci
Jenny Beavan – Cruella
Odile Dicks-Mireaux – Last Night In Soho

Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen – The French Dispatch
Guy Hendrix Dyas – Spencer
Marcus Rowland – Last Night In Soho
Patrice Vermette – Dune
Tamara Deverell – Nightmare Alley

Best Hair & Makeup
Being The Ricardos
House Of Gucci
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

Best Film Editing
Andrew Weisblum and Myron I. Kerstein – Tick, Tick…Boom!
Joe Walker – Dune
Pamela Martin – King Richard
Paul Machliss – Last Night In Soho
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – Belfast

Best Visual Effects
Free Guy
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The Suicide Squad

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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