Hollywood Critics Association

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Hollywood Critics Association
Hollywood Critics Association Logo.jpg
Formation2016
FounderScott Menzel
Scott Mantz
Ashley Menzel
PurposeFilm Critics
Location
Chairman
Scott Menzel
Websitewww.hollywoodcriticsassociation.com
Formerly called
Los Angeles Online Fllm Critics Society

The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) — formerly known, until 2019, as the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (LAOFCS) — is a film critic organization in Los Angeles, California.

In August 2021, the HCA plans to hold their first 1st Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards. The HCA also has a film discussion podcast called "Film Critics Weekly" on the online broadcasting network, "Popcorn Talk", to further their goals of creating "a film critics group that would openly discuss film throughout the year, and not just during award season".[1]

History[edit]

It was founded in 2016 by Scott Menzel, Scott Mantz, and Ashley Menzel, after noting Los Angeles only had one film critic organization.[2] Its purpose is to be a critics group that is diverse and supports underrepresented voices[2] and they are the first critics group to separate directing honors by gender.[3] "There has been so much conversation about the power of female filmmakers and we wanted to embrace it," said Scott Mantz.[4]

In May 2021, The HCA announced that their inaugural 1st Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards will take place in person on Sunday, August 22, 2021, in Los Angeles, California, Ashley Menzel, stated: “Over these past fourteen months, many of us have been watching more television than ever before. This is why we are absolutely delighted that our first in-person event for 2021 will begin with a brand new event paying tribute to the best of television.”[5]

Organization[edit]

The board of directors and officers of the organization as of 2021 are:

  • Scott Menzel, Chairman
  • Ashley Menzel, COO
  • Nestor Bentancor, President
  • Jazz Tangcay, Vice President

Fund-raising[edit]

To collect funds for Covid-19 recovery initiatives, the Hollywood Critics Association organized a Film & Television Triviathon.[6]

Film Award categories[edit]

Each December the association releases the nominations for the HCA Film Awards which are hosted in January of the following year. The inaugural film awards ceremony took place on January 10, 2018.[4]

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Ensemble Cast
  • Best Female Director
  • Best Male Director
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Action Film
  • Best Animated Film
  • Best Blockbuster
  • Best Comedy or Musical
  • Best Documentary
  • Best First Feature
  • Best Foreign Film
  • Best Indie Film
  • Best Sci-Fi/Horror
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Editing
  • Best Original Song
  • Best Score
  • Best Stunts
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Animated or VFX Performance

Honorary Awards[edit]

  • Trailblazer Award (since 2017)
  • Newcomer Award (since 2018)
  • Acting Achievement Award (since 2018)
  • Filmmaking Achievement Award (since 2019)
  • Artisans Achievement Award (since 2019)
  • Game Changer Award (since 2019)
  • Star on the Rise (since 2019)
  • Filmmaker on the Rise (since 2019)
  • Inspire Award (since 2019)
  • Spotlight Award (since 2019)
  • Timeless Award (since 2020)

End of A Decade Awards[edit]

  • Filmmaker of the Decade Award
  • Actress of the Decade Award
  • Actor of the Decade Award
  • Producer of the Decade Award
  • Next Generation Award

TV Award categories[edit]

The Hollywood Critics Association announced that they are launching the HCA TV Awards on March 24, 2021.[7] The inaugural tv awards ceremony will take place on August 22, 2021.[8]

  • Best Animated Series or Animated Television Movie
  • Best Broadcast Network Series, Drama
  • Best Cable Series, Drama
  • Best Broadcast Network Series, Comedy
  • Best Cable Series, Comedy
  • Best Broadcast Network Reality Series, Competition Series, or Game Show.
  • Best Broadcast Network or Cable Sketch Series, Variety Series, Talk Show or Comedy/Variety Special
  • Best Broadcast Network or Cable Docuseries, Documentary Television Movie, or Non-Fiction Series
  • Best Broadcast Network or Cable Limited Series, Anthology Series or Live-Action Television Movie
  • Best Cable or Streaming Reality Series, Competition Series, or Game Show
  • Best Streaming Series, Drama
  • Best Streaming Series, Comedy
  • Best Streaming Sketch Series, Variety Series, Talk Show, or Comedy/Variety Special
  • Best Streaming Docuseries, Documentary Television Movie, or Non-Fiction Series
  • Best Streaming Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Live-Action Television Movie
  • Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama
  • Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy
  • Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama
  • Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy
  • Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie
  • Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama
  • Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy
  • Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama
  • Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy
  • Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Movie
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie

Award Ceremonies[edit]

  • Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards 2017
  • Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards 2018
  • Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards 2019
  • Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards 2020
  • Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Film Awards 2021
  • Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards 2021
  • Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards 2021

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LAOFCS Weekly". Popcorn Talk. December 21, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". LA Online Film Critics Society. 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Carita, Rizzo (January 11, 2017). "'Shape of Water,' 'Lady Bird' Win Top Honors at L.A. Online Film Critics Society Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Achar, Alberto (December 5, 2017). "New Film Critics Group Separates Best Director Category Between Men and Women for 2017 Nominations". Indiewire. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Hollywood Critics Association Announces Dates for TV Awards & Film Awards – Hollywood Critics Association". Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  6. ^ Graff, Gary (May 15, 2020). "Hollywood Critics Association hosts Trviathon fund-raiser". The Morning Sun. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  7. ^ Schneider, Michael (March 24, 2021). "Hollywood Critics Association Launches New TV Awards, First to Separate Streaming From Broadcast/Cable". Variety.
  8. ^ Pedersen, Erik (July 8, 2021). "HCA TV Awards Nominations: 'Ted Lasso' Leads Programs For Inaugural Honors; NBC, HBO & Netflix Lead Nets". Deadline Hollywood.

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