Submission Guidelines:

Any series, talk show, game show, or television movie is eligible to be nominated if released on a broadcast network, cable, or streaming digital platform, in the United States, between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022.

Each series or film win will receive up to three statuettes. Additional statues can be ordered by the studio, network, or winner request for a flat fee of $200 per statue and can be mailed directly to the recipient.

Each winning entry for acting, writing, or directing will receive a single statuette. Additional statues can be ordered by the studio, network, or winner's request for a flat fee of $200 per statue.

HCA TV Awards Categories: 

Best Broadcast Network Series, Drama

Best Cable Series, Drama

Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama

Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama

Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama

Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama

Best Writing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama

Best Directing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama

Best Broadcast Network Series, Comedy

Best Cable Series, Comedy

Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy

Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy

Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy

Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy

Best Writing in a Broadcast Network or Cables Series, Comedy

Best Directing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy

Best Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series

Best Broadcast Network or Cable Live-Action Television Movie

Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Writing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Directing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Broadcast Network or Cable Animated Series or Television Movie

Best Broadcast Network or Cable Reality Show or Competition Series

Best Broadcast Network or Cable Variety Sketch Series, Talk Series, or Special

Best Broadcast Network or Cable Docuseries, Documentary Television Movie, or Non-Fiction Series

Best Streaming Series, Drama

Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama

Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama

Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama

Best Writing in a Streaming Series, Drama

Best Directing in a Streaming Series, Drama

Best Streaming Series, Comedy

Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy

Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy

Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy

Best Writing in a Streaming Series, Comedy

Best Directing in a Streaming Series, Comedy

Best Streaming Limited or Anthology Series

Best Streaming Movie

Best Actor in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Actress in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Writing in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Directing in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Best Streaming Animated Series or Television Movie

Best Streaming Reality Show or Competition Series

Best Streaming Variety Sketch Series, Talk Series, or Special

Best Streaming Docuseries, Documentary Television Movie, or Non-Fiction Series

Best International Series 

Best Game Show

Best Comedy or Standup Special

Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

Best Short Form Animation Series

Best Short Form Documentary or Non-Fiction Series

Nominations Info:

The number of nominations will be based on the number of submissions received in each category. There can be a minimum of six nominees in each of the categories and a maximum of ten. 

Streaming Platform Submission Info:

To submit as a series, reality series, talk show, limited series, docuseries, anthology series, or a television movie, the content must be original programming that is exclusive to the streaming platform. This content should not be available anywhere else. For example, shows that air on FX but are available the next day on Hulu do not qualify as streaming titles. Current streaming platforms that are eligible for nominations (more to be added as original/exclusive content is created on other streaming platforms): 

AcornTV
Allblk
Amazon Prime
AMC+
Apple TV +
BET+
Crunchyroll
Discovery +
Disney +
ESPN +
Freevee
HBO Max
Hulu
Netflix
Paramount +
Peacock
Roku
Shudder 
SundanceNow
YouTube Originals 
We TV+ 

Dates and Deadlines:

Tuesday, March 1, 2022: Submissions open

Thursday, June 2, 2022: Entry deadline

Monday, June 20, 2022: Voting begins

Thursday, June 30, 2022: Voting ends

Thursday, July 7, 2022: Nominations revealed beginning at 8am PT with a press release to follow

Thursday, July 14, 2022: Final voting begins

Monday, July 25, 2022: Final voting ends

Saturday, August 13, 2022 & Sunday, August 14, 2022: HCA TV Awards Ceremony

Submission Checklist:

All entrants must submit the following materials:

  • Basic information about the selected video entry (title, episode premiere date, episode number, season, platform, studio contact info, production company, etc.).
  • A brief plot description of the content being submitted. 
  • A promotional still image. 
  • At least one video submission of a series, reality series, talk show, limited series, docuseries, or television movie for consideration. Ways to submit videos:
    • Provide a digital link to access the screener. 
    • Provide an FYC app or website with all required login information
    • Upload the video and share it to  Submissions@HollywoodCriticsAssociation.com using WeTransfer, Dropbox, or Google Drive.
    • Video Quality: 720p, 1080p or 4K. 
    • Video Format: MP4 or MOV.
    • Audio Codec: Stereo or 5.1 Sound
    • The file size should be under 10GB.
    • The file name should include the name of the movie or series, episode number, season number, and the qualifying category being submitted for. 
    • All video submissions should include beginning and end credits. 
    • Closed Captioning is preferred 

Entry Fees: 

$275 per series, game show, talk show, or TV movie entry.

$85 per talent, director, or writer entry. 

Looking to get contact with our members?  Please email our awards office at Awards@HollywoodCriticsAssociation.com so that one of our executive members can help assist you.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please email the submissions department at Submissions@hollywoodcriticsassociation.com 

All entry fees must be paid online by credit card on or before June 5, 2022. 

How to Submit: 

Please visit our TV Submission page by clicking the submit button below. After clicking on the button, you will be prompted to register for an account.