Hollywood Critics Association Confirms August 2021 Date for TV Awards; Sets January 2022 Date for Film Awards  

May 14, 2021 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) announced today that the 1st Annual HCA TV Awards will take place in person on Sunday, August 22, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. 

“As COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift around the country, we are looking forward to being back together for our first-ever TV Awards,” notes HCA Co-Chair Ashley Menzel. “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.”

The inaugural HCA TV Awards will be the first of its kind to separate Broadcast/Cable programming from Streaming. “We believe that honoring traditional television is crucial to maintaining the legacy of the medium,” adds HCA Chairman Scott Menzel. By separating Broadcast/Cable from Streaming, we give each television platform the ability to be recognized. In addition, we hope that by splitting these categories, we will be able to honor several series that would normally be overlooked. 

The timeline for the HCA TV Awards is as follows:

May 26, 2021: Entry deadline

June 25, 2021: Voting begins

July 5, 2021: Voting ends

July 8, 2021: Nominations revealed

July 19, 2021: Final voting begins

July 29, 2021: Final voting ends

August 22, 2021: HCA TV Awards Ceremony 

In addition to their TV Awards, the HCA is pleased to announce the official date for their 2022 Film Awards. The Film Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 8, 2022, with a location to be determined at a later date. 

The timeline for the HCA Film Awards is as follows:

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – Nomination ballots will be emailed to all HCA members

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – Ballots are due by 6 pm PT/9 pm ET.  

Thursday, December 2, 2021 – HCA Film Awards nominations will be announced beginning at 8 am PT/11 pm ET. 

Saturday, January 8, 2021 – HCA Film Awards Ceremony 

To learn more about the Hollywood Critics Association, including tv submission categories and previous winners and honorees please visit www.HollywoodCriticsAssociation.com 

About the Hollywood Critics Association:

Founded in late 2016, the Hollywood Critics Association’s primary goal is to bring together a passionate group of critics to represent the voices of a new era in Hollywood. Its purpose is to be a critics group that is diverse and supports underrepresented voices.


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