The HCA Midseason Awards Nominations Have Been Announced!

(Los Angeles, CA – June 28, 2022) The Hollywood Critics Association has revealed its full list of nominees for the 5th Annual Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards.

Each June, the members of the Hollywood Critics Association come together to take a look back at the films released during the first half of the calendar year. During the second to last week of June, the members of the HCA vote on the films that they believe stood out as some of the best that the year had to offer so far.

“2022 was the first year since 2019 where theaters saw a true return to normal,” notes HCA Founder, Scott Menzel. “While the Sundance Film Festival remained virtual in 2022, other festivals, including SXSW and Cannes, returned to their in-person celebrations, which as a result, attracted movie lovers from all over the world to return to film festivals.”

The box office has shown tremendous growth with films like Top Gun: Maverick breaking box office records across the world while the indie sensation Everything Everywhere All At Once became the highest-grossing A24 movie of all time. “In a year where audiences are returning to theaters, we couldn’t be happier to be celebrating our never-ending love of film and this year’s Midseason Awards nominees showcase a wide variety of films that include blockbusters and indie gems,” adds HCA co-founder, Ashley Menzel.

Leading the way with a total of eight nominations is Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All At Once. The film, which had its World Premiere at SXSW, has become a critic and audience favorite ever since its release in April. The film’s nominations include Best Picture, Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, and Best Director for Daniels.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman came in second place with five nominations for the film, including Best Picture and Best Director. Tom Cruise and the team behind the box office juggernaut known to the world as Top Gun: Maverick were also nominated. The film received a total of four nominations, including a Best Actor nomination for Tom Cruise and a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Miles Teller.

Even though exclusivity on the big screen returned in full force this year, several streaming titles received some love from the HCA as well. Films like Cha Cha Real Smooth, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Turning Red, and Fresh were all nominated.

A full list of all nominees for the 5th Annual HCA Midseason Awards can be found below:


Best Picture:

Cha Cha Real Smooth
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
The Batman
The Northman
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Top Gun: Maverick
Turning Red

Best Actor:

Alexander Skarsgård – The Northman
Austin Butler – Elvis
Nicolas Cage – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Sebastian Stan – Fresh
Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick

Best Actress:

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Fresh
Emma Thompson – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Jenna Ortega – The Fallout
Mia Goth – X
Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Supporting Actor:

Colin Farrell – The Batman
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Miles Teller – Top Gun: Maverick
Paul Dano – The Batman
Pedro Pascal – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Best Supporting Actress:

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Northman
Dakota Johnson – Cha Cha Real Smooth
Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Zoë Kravitz – The Batman

Best Director:

Baz Luhrmann – Elvis
Joseph Kosinski – Top Gun: Maverick
Matt Reeves – The Batman
Robert Eggers – The Northman
The Daniels – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Screenplay:

Cooper Raiff – Cha Cha Real Smooth
Matt Reeves & Peter Craig – The Batman
Graham Moore – The Outfit
The Daniels – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Best Horror:

The Black Phone

Best Indie Film:

After Yang
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Marcel The Shell with Shoes On

Most Anticipated Film:

Avatar: The Way of Water
Don’t Worry, Darling
Killers of the Flower Moon

The winners of the HCA Midseason Awards will be revealed on Friday, July 1, 2022, at 8am PT, on the official Hollywood Critics Association Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. You can follow the Hollywood Critics Association by visiting the following:

Twitter: @HCACritics
Facebook: @HollywoodCriticsAssociation
Instagram: @HollywoodCriticsAssociation

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