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HCA Film Awards 2022: The Nominations (Updating LIVE)

by Diego Andaluz
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As the award season commences, the time has come for the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) to announce the nominations for their 5th Annual Film Awards. The HCA is the first major critics group to announce their picks, and will soon be followed by many others in what is looking to be a packed year.

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune topped the nomination list with a total of 10 nominations, while Siân Heder’s CODA and frontrunner Belfast each earned a total of 9 nominations each. With Last Night In Soho, Spencer, and Tick, Tick, Boom overperforming result in a highly interesting race

Today, Awards Editor Diego Andaluz will keep you updated on the nominees of each category as soon as they are announced. Continue checking back to see which of your favorite performers and filmmakers get honored by the HCA this year! You can also find the final winners for the 2021 Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, SAG Awards, BAFTAs, MTV Awards, Gotham Awards, and HCA TV Awards right here on DiscussingFilm.

Honorary Awards

  • Simu Liu – “Gamechanger Award
  • Natalie Morales – “Filmmaker On The Rise Award”
  • Jude Hill – “Newcomer Award”
  • The Cast of “CODA” – “Spotlight Award”
  • Greg Fraiser – “Artisan Achievment Award”  

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 Cast Ensemble

Don’t Look Up
King Richard
The Harder They Fall

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve, Dune
Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley
Jane Campion, The Power of The Dog
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 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 Action Film

No Time to Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The Harder They Fall
The Suicide Squad

Best Animated Film

The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Raya and The Last Dragon

Best Comedy or Musical

Free Guy
In the Heights
tick, tick…BOOM!
West Side Story

Best Documentary

Summer of Soul
The Rescue
The Sparks Brothers

Best Horror Film

A Quiet Place Part II
Fear Street
Last Night in Soho
The Night House

Best Indie Film

Shiva Baby

Best International Film

A Hero
Drive My Car
The Worst Person in the World

Best First Feature

Rebecca Hall, Passing
Lin-Manuel Miranda, tick, tick…BOOM!
Fran Kranz, Mass
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Michael Sarnoski, Pig

Best Short Film

Far From The Tree
Robin Robin
Us Again

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” sung by Van Morrison from Belfast
“Every Letter” sung by Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. from Cyrano 

Best Cinematography 

Andrew Droz Palermo, The Green Knight
Ari Wegner, The Power of The Dog
Claire Mathon, Spencer
Greig Fraser, Dune
Janusz Kamiński, West Side Story

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 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 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 Hair & Makeup

Ana Lozano, David Craig Forrest, Kim Santantonio, Kyra Panchenko, Michael Ornelaz, Teressa Hill, Yvonne DePatis Kupka, Being the Ricardos 
Carolyn Cousins and Nadia Stacey, Cruella
Donald Mowat, Eva Von Bahr, and Love Larson, Dune
Frederic Aspiras, Jana Carboni, Giuliano Mariano, Göran Lundström, & Sarah Nicole Tanno, House of Gucci
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
Daniele Bigi, Matt Aitken, Neil Corbould, and Stephane Ceretti, Eternals 
Bryan Grill, Dan Sudick, Nikos Kalaitzidis, and Swen Gillberg, Free Guy
Christopher Townsend, Dan Oliver, Joe Farrell, and Sean Walker, Shang Chi And The Legend of Ten Rings
Dan Sudick, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, and Kelvin McIlwain, The Suicide Squad

The Final Award Winners of 2021:

Follow Awards Editor Diego Andaluz on Twitter: @thediegoandaluz

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