HCA TV AWARDS TO MOVE TO VIRTUAL CEREMONY ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2021

BO BURNHAM, MARTA KAUFFMAN, TOM ELLIS, COBRA KAI, NEW AMSTERDAM, AND ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST TO RECEIVE HONORARY AWARDS

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hollywood Critics Association announced today that due to the rising number of Covid cases in Los Angeles County and the US, this year’s inaugural HCA TV Awards will now stream virtually on the Hollywood Critics Association’s Official YouTube Channel beginning at 5pm PT/8pm ET on Sunday, August 29, 2021 with no in-person attendance. 

The ceremony was originally slated to be an in-person outdoor event at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA this Sunday with on-site testing and proof of vaccination for all attendees, but due to rising Coronavirus cases across the United States and for the safety of everyone scheduled to attend, the organization has made the tough decision to make the ceremony virtual. 

“Our team was very excited to celebrate all of our winners in person, but due to Covid cases still rising, we felt it was in everyone’s best interest to move the event virtually to ensure the safety of all of our attendees and staff,” said HCA Chairman Scott Menzel. “We are hopeful to be back to an in-person ceremony for our film awards in 2022.” 

Additionally, the organization announced today that they will be celebrating Bo Burnham, Marta Kauffman, Tom Ellis, “Cobra Kai,” “New Amsterdam,” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” with honorary awards at the HCA TV Awards

The HCA will bestow each of the recipients with the below awards:

  • Bo Burnham will be presented the “Virtuoso Award
  • Marta Kauffman will be presented the “TV Icon Award”
  • Tom Ellis will be presented the “Pop Icon Award”
  • “Cobra Kai” will be presented the “Legacy Award”
  • “New Amsterdam” will be presented the “Impact Award”  
  • “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” will be presented the “Spotlight Award”

“We are excited to pay tribute to these incredible series and artists as part of our inaugural lineup,” added Scott Menzel. “These special awards celebrate shows and talent that deserve recognition and the selected recipients are a perfect addition to what is an already impressive list of nominees. The Virtuoso, TV Icon, Pop Icon, Impact, Legacy, and Spotlight awards will be presented during the ceremony with a special video tribute highlighting each honoree.”

For more information regarding this year’s inaugural event, please visit www.HollywoodCriticsAssociation.com. 

About the Hollywood Critics Association:

The Hollywood Critics Association was founded on the idea of inclusivity and equal representation in film and television criticism.

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