Saturday, March 2, 2024

The 2023 Hawaii Film Critics Society (HFCS) Nominations

The Hawaii Film Critics Society (Known as HFCS and not to be confused with the Houston Film Critics Society, also known as HFCS) have announced their nominations representing the best in film for 2023. The winners will be announced on January 12th. Here are this year’s nominees…

BEST PICTURE
American Fiction
Barbie
Ferrari
Poor Things
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

BEST DIRECTOR
Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Greta Gerwig, Barbie
Cord Jefferson, American Fiction
Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things
Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

BEST ACTOR
Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Adam Driver, Ferrari
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

BEST ACTRESS
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Greta Lee, Past Lives
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Margot Robbie, Barbie
Emma Stone, Poor Things

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robert DeNiro, Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert Downey Jr. Oppenheimer
Ryan Gosling, Barbie
John Magaro, Past Lives
Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz, Ferrari
Viola Davis, Air
Jodie Foster, Nyad
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers
Rachel McAdams, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Barbie
The Holdovers
The Iron Claw
Maestro
Past Lives

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
American Fiction
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Ferrari
Oppenheimer
Poor Things

BEST ART DIRECTION
Barbie
Killers of the Flower Moon
Maestro
Napoleon
Poor Things

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Barbie
Ferrari
Killers of the Flower Moon
Napoleon
Poor Things

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Barbie
Ferrari
Maestro
Poor Things
Oppenheimer

BEST EDITING
Barbie
Ferrari
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Poor Things

BEST ANIMATED FILM
The Boy and the Heron
Elemental
Robot Dreams
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Albert Brooks: Defending Your Life
American Symphony
Four Daughters
Little Richard: I Am Everything
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

BEST MAKE-UP
Ferrari
Killers of the Flower Moon
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Poor Things

BEST SOUND
Ferrari
Maestro
Napoleon
Oppenheimer
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
American Fiction
Barbie
Killers of the Flower Moon
Oppenheimer
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

BEST SONG
“Dance the Night” (Barbie)
“I’m Just Ken” (Barbie)
“What Was I Made For?” (Barbie)
“Road to Freedom” (Rustin)
“Peaches” (The Super Mario Bros. Movie)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Creator
Godzilla Minus One
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Poor Things
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

BEST STUNT WORK
Extraction 2
The Iron Claw
John Wick: Chapter 4
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Silent Night

BEST NEW FILMMAKER
Cord Jefferson, American Fiction
Adele Lim, Joy Ride
Danny & Michael Philippou, Talk to Me
A.V. Rockwell, A Thousand and One
Celine Song, Past Lives

BEST FIRST FILM
American Fiction
Joy Ride
Past Lives
Talk to Me
A Thousand and One

BEST OVERLOOKED FILM
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
A Thousand and One
Joy Ride
Shortcomings
They Cloned Tyrone

BEST VOCAL/MOTION CAPTURE PERFORMANCE
Jack Black, The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Bradley Cooper, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
Kumail Nanjiani, Migration
Robert Pattinson, The Boy and the Heron
Jason Schwartzman, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

BEST HORROR FILM
Evil Dead Rise
Godzilla Minus One
M3GAN
Talk to Me
Totally Killer

BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
The Marvels
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

BEST SCI-FI FILM
The Creator
Godzilla Minus One
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
The Marvels
Robot Dreams

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Anatomy of a Fall (France)
Godzilla Minus One (Japan)
The Taste of Things (France)
The Three Musketeers:- Part I: D’Artagnan (France)
The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom)

BEST HAWAIIAN FILM
Decade of the Dead, dir. Adam Deyoe, Fairai Richmond
Hokulea: Finding the Language of the Navigator, dir. Ty Sanga
Growing Up Local, dir. James Sereno
My Partner, dir. Keli’I Grace
Uncle Bully’s Surf School, dir. Leah Warshawski, Todd Soliday

WORST FILM OF 2023
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Ant-Man and the Wasp in Quantum Mania
The Flash
Meg 2: The Trench

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

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