About the Hollywood Critics Association

Hollywood is the home of the film industry and a diverse population of millions of residents. In 2016, the Hollywood Critics Association was created to acknowledge the importance of online critics and encourage, support, and promote underrepresented voices within the industry. Since its inception, the HCA has become a respected presence in “the industry,” with its annual awards ceremony being praised by members, celebrities, and other industry guests. In 2021, the Hollywood Critics Association expanded its mission of celebrating entertainment by focusing on television and streaming while elevating diverse voices in criticism from all across the USA. 

Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards

HCA Executives

Lauren Huff


Nestor Bentancor

(Vice President)

Morgan Rojas


Dan Murrell

(Public Information Officer)

Kristen Stewart wins Best Actress at the 5th Annual HCA Film Awards

Andrew Garfield wins Best Actor at the 5th Annual HCA Film Awards

Pop Council Podcast with Wendy Lee Szany & Jami Philbrick

Processing Severance: The Aftershow Podcast

The Morning Show Aftershow Podcast

Women of The Movement Aftershow

Acting Achievement Honoree: Nicolas Cage

Filmmaking Achievement Honoree: Guillermo del Toro