The Hollywood Critics Association, formerly known as The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society, is pleased to announce their nominees for the 3rd Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards being held at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles on January 9th, 2020.

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon in Hollywood tops the HCA nominations list with a total of eleven nominations, while Netflix’s The Irishman and A24’s Waves each earn nine. Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, which premiered at Sundance back in January, scored a total of seven nominations. Todd Phillips’ controversialJoker received quite a bit of love from the members of the HCA with a total of seven nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. Noah Baumbach’s widely praised Marriage Story received six nominations, including Best Actor for Adam Driver and Best Actress for Scarlett Johansson.

Just like in the years past, the members of the HCA are continuing to support some of the more underrepresented films of the year including Neon’s Wild Rose, Amazon’s Brittany Runs A Marathon, Warner Brothers’ Blinded by the Light, and Roadside Attraction’s The Peanut Butter Falcon, amongst several others.

“The creation and goal of this organization has always been about celebrating film while embracing diversity and elevating underrepresented voices. We believe that our mission is universal, and this is why we changed our name to be reflective of that. As we continue to push for change, we want to be part of the solution, which means slowly building a community of passionate critics who are reflective of the USA and the world as a whole,” states HCA’s Chairman, Scott Menzel.

In total, the HCA nominated 59 different films, including several independents as well as major studio blockbusters. Netflix received the most nominations with a total of 19 with A24 not too far behind, earning 18, followed by Sony with 16.

A full list of the HCA nominations can be found below:

Best Picture

1917
Booksmart
The Farewell
The Irishman
Joker
Jojo Rabbit
Parasite
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Waves

Best Actor

Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Best Actress

Awkwafina, The Farewell
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Best Supporting Actor 

Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy
Sterling K. Brown, Waves
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Margot Robbie, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Taylor Russell, Waves
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Best Adapted Screenplay

Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Scott Silver and Todd Phillips, Joker
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers

Best Original Screenplay 

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite
Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, and Katie Silberman, Booksmart
Lulu Wang, The Farewell
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Rian Johnson, Knives Out

Best Male Director

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

Best Female Director 

Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers
Lulu Wang, The Farewell
Olivia Wilde, Booksmart

Best Performance by an Actor or Actress 23 and Under

Kaitlyn Dever, Booksmart
Julia Butters, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Thomasin McKenzie, Jojo Rabbit

Breakthrough Performance

Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose
Kelvin Harrison Jr, Waves
Paul Walter Hauser, Richard Jewell
Taylor Russell, Waves
Zack Gottsagen, The Peanut Butter Falcon

Best Cast

Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
Knives Out
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Waves

Best First Feature

Brittany Runs A Marathon
Booksmart
Honey Boy
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Queen & Slim

Best Independent Film

Booksmart
The Farewell
Honey Boy
Luce
Waves

Best Action/War Film

1917
Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best Animated Film

Abominable
Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Blockbuster

Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Shazam!
Spider-Man: Far from Home

Best Comedy/Musical

Booksmart
Blinded by The Light
Dolemite is My Name
Long Shot
Rocketman

Best Documentary

American Factory
Apollo 11
Hail Satan?
The Kingmaker
Love, Antosha

Best Foreign Language Film

The Farewell
Monos
Pain & Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Horror

Crawl
Doctor Sleep
Midsommar
Ready or Not
Us

Best Animated or VFX Performance

Josh Brolin, Avengers: Endgame
Robert De Niro, The Irishman
Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel
Ryan Reynolds, Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Tom Hanks, Toy Story 4

Best Cinematography 

Waves
The Lighthouse
Joker
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
1917

Best Costume Design

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Rocketman
Little Women
Dolemite is My Name
Joker

Best Editing 

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
1917
Ford V. Ferrari
The Irishman
Parasite

Best Hair and Makeup

Judy
Bombshell
Joker
The Irishman
Rocketman

Best Original Song

“Catchy Song,” The Lego Movie: The Second Part
“Glasgow,” Wild Rose
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
“Speechless,” Aladdin

Best Score

Little Women
Joker
Us
1917
Waves

Best Stunt Work

1917
Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best Visual Effects 

Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame
Alita: Battle Angel
1917
The Irishman

About HCA: 

Formerly known as The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (LAOFCS), the goal of the Hollywood Critics Association is to create a community of passionate and professional critics. They will reflect a varied history and perspective of members from various races and genders that share a passion for Entertainment, including Film and Television.